Mataja, Emilie

AUTHOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 20 Nov 1865, Wien - DIED 5 May 1938, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 30 E, Reihe 2, Nummer 23 (Ehrengrab))

Emilie Mataja was the daughter of a family of merchants from Vienna. Heinrich Mataja und Viktor Mataja were her brothers. Her stories appeared in Austrian and German magazines and newspapers like the "Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung" and the "Neues Wiener Tagblatt".

In 1883 her first novel "Die Familie Hartenberg" was published. "Der geistliche Tod" followed in 1884 and "Seine Gottheit" in 1896. In 1902 "Menschlichkeit" was published.

In 1891 she became a member of Iduna, a circle of conservative authors from Vienna that also included Rudolf Steiner. She was also in contact with Maximilian Harden and Paul Heyse. Her work included a cultural pessimism comparable to that of Schopenhauer.

Sources
https://www.wien.gv.at/wiki/index.php/Emilie_Mataja
Emil Marriot – Wikipedia
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien

Images

The grave of Emilie Mataja at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2012)

 


Mathews, Charles

Published: 25 Dec 2015
Last update: 25 Dec 2015