Otto Julius Bierbaum (28 June 1865 – 1 February 1910) was a German writer.Bierbaum was born in Grünberg, Silesia. After studying in Leipzig, he became a journalist and editor for the journals Die freie Bühne, Pan and Die Insel. His literary work was varied. As a poet he used forms like the Minnesang or the folksong and the anacreontics' style.In 1897 Bierbaum published his novel Stilpe which inspired Ernst von Wolzogen to establish, in 1901, the first cabaret venue ever in Berlin, the Überbrettl . His novel Zäpfel Kerns Abenteuer was an adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. Bierbaum's final novel, Yankeedoodlefahrt, was published in 1909 and is the source of the winged words "Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" ("Humor is when you laugh anyway"), which has become a proverb in modern German. Bierbaum died at Kötzschenbroda near Dresden.
Illustrations: Illustrations; Illustrations: Plans
Illustrations: Illustrations; Edition: 4; 4. ed.; Mit achtunddreissig zeichnungen von Felix Valloton.
Neue, stark veränderte Ausg.; von Otto Julius Bierbaum
Illustrations: Illustrations; Edition: 2; [2. Ausg.]; In Briefen an Freunde geschildert
Illustrations: Illustrations; Illustrations: Portraits; Mit Leisten und Schlusstuecken geschmueckt von Heinrich Vogeler.
Otto Julius Bierbaum.
Bierbaum, Dehmel, Falke, Finckh, Heymel, Holz, Litiencron, Schröder, Wedekind, Wolzogen.
Otto Julius Bierbaum ; Umschlag von Richard Lux.; Title on two leaves, decorated in blue.
"Als Privatdruck in der Offizin von Bernhard Tauchnitz in Leipzig hergestellt im Auftrage von F.W. Haschke in Leipzig 1925"--Colophon.