"Can we live without belief in God?"

Werfel, Franz, Austrian writer (1890-1945). Autograph manuscript.

Vienna, 1933.

Large 8vo. 3 pp. on 3 ff.


Thee pages from his address, "Können wir ohne Gottesglauben leben" ("Can we live without belief in God?"), presented in Vienna on 5 March 1932. Werfel fervently defends belief, which he calls the prerequisite for any form of mental and spiritual life - Published by Zsolnay in 1932 as the title essay in a collection. Fol. 3 bears later note "(aus 'Gottesglauben')", signed "Franz Werfel" and dated "Wien 1933". Several ms. corrections (some in pencil) and deletions; leaves numbered in red crayon. Traces of staples; insignificant smudging.

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