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[klah-boo nt] /klɑˈbʊnt/
(Alfred Henschke) 1890?–1928, German poet, novelist, and playwright. Unabridged
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Henschke, Alfred

Expressionist poet, playwright, and novelist who influenced German literature with his adaptations and translations of Oriental literature. Notable among his free, imaginative renderings of Chinese, Japanese, and Persian literature are Li-tai-pe (1916), Lao-tse (1921), and Der Kreidekreis (1924; The Circle of Chalk), a drama that inspired the German playwright Bertolt Brecht to write his play Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle).

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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