Ball, Hugo

▪ German author and social critic
born Feb. 22, 1886, Pirmasens, Ger.
died Sept. 14, 1927, St. Abbondio, Switz.

      writer, actor, and dramatist, a harsh social critic, and an early critical biographer of German novelist Hermann Hesse (Hesse, Hermann) (Hermann Hesse, sein Leben und sein Werk, 1927; “Hermann Hesse, His Life and His Work”).

      Ball studied sociology and philosophy at the Universities of Munich and Heidelberg (1906–07) and went to Berlin (1910) to become a theatrical producer and an actor. A staunch pacifist, he left Germany during World War I and moved to neutral Switzerland (1916). In Zürich he established Cabaret Voltaire, a central performance space for the Dada movement, of which he was a founder.

      His more important works include Kritik der deutschen Intelligenz (1919; “Critique of German Intelligence”) and Die Flucht aus der Zeit (1927; “The Flight from Time”).

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