Salten, Felix


Salten, Felix

▪ Austrian novelist
original name  Siegmund Salzmann  
born Sept. 6, 1869, Budapest
died Oct. 8, 1945, Zürich

      Austrian novelist and journalist, author of the children's classic and adult allegory Bambi, a sensitively told subjective story of the life of a wild deer.

      As a self-taught young writer he was befriended by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Arthur Schnitzler, and Hermann Bahr. A journalist at 18, he became an influential theatre critic. He lived in Vienna until, as a Jew, he was forced to flee in 1939; he then settled in Switzerland.

      Bambi (1923), the book that brought him international fame, is a realistic, although anthropomorphized, account of a deer from his birth to his final role as a wise and tough old denizen of the forest, struggling with dignity to survive against his chief enemy, man the hunter. The close parallel between the fawn becoming a stag and a human child becoming an adult gives the book its moral overtone. In 1934 Salten published another popular children's book, Florian, the Emperor's Stallion, the tale of a proud Lipizzaner horse who is reduced to pulling a cab after World War I.

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