Peter Rosegger (31 July 1843 – 26 June 1918)
Austrian writer and poet from the province of Styria. He was a son of a mountain farmer and grew up in the woodlands and mountains of Alpl. Rosegger went on to become a most prolific poet and author as well as an insightful teacher and visionary.
He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times. He was nearly awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913 and is (at least among the people of Styria) something like a national hero to this day. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: Cover detail from The Forest Schoolmaster By Peter Rosegger. Authorized Translation by Frances E. Skinner. New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. The Knickerbocker Press, 1902.