Gustav Meyrink, the illegitimate son of Maria Wilhelmina Adelheid Mayer and Minister of State Karl Freiherr von Farnvuhler, was born on January 19, 1868 in Vienna. His mother was an actress and therefore traveled a lot with the theater. Childhood and youth Meyrinka were in constant trips. He studied in gymnasiums – alternately in Munich, Hamburg and Prague. Literary scholars and biographers Meyrinka believe that the writer’s mother treated her son rather coldly, and the boy was deprived of maternal warmth in childhood. Some believe that this is why the writer later succeeded in vampiric and demonic female characters and positive figures came out rather flat. In 1888, Meyrink graduated from the Academy of Commerce in Prague. After that, he founded, with the nephew of the poet Christian Morgenstern, the trading bank Mayer and Morgenstern, which for some time functioned quite successfully.
Engaged in banking activities not very diligently, Meyrink led a high life in Prague. Once he even fought a duel with some officer because of an inappropriate and offensive hint of illegitimate birth.
In 1892, Meyrink married Edwig Maria Zertl – but rather quickly became disillusioned with this marriage and did not Continue reading
Andrei Cruz is a Russian science fiction writer who is called the founder of the domestic zombie apocalypse genre. The series of Cruise’s novels “Land of the Dead”, “The Age of the Dead”, “I am going home”, “Darkness” and others brought the writer to fame. He wrote many works in tandem with his wife Maria.
Childhood and youth
Andrei Yurievich Khamidulin was born in January 1965.
The writer did not like publicity and opened to journalists and fans only those pages of the biography that he wanted, so there are many white spots in the book of his life. The place where he was born is unknown. Continue reading
Stephen Edwin King was born in the fall of 1941 in the US state of Maine, in the city of Portland. The birth of a boy can be called a miracle. The fact is that Nelly Ruth Pillsbury – the mother of the future writer – doctors diagnosed infertility. And when the woman married for the second time to the captain of the merchant ship Donald Edward King, the couple decided to adopt the boy. They called the adopted son David Victor. And two years later, Nelli suddenly became pregnant. The couple had a son, Stephen Edwin.
Stephen King as a child Stephen King as a child
But the common child could not make the parents marriage strong. The head of the family had a Continue reading