Ernst Fischer (writer)

Austrian literature historian, publicist and writer (1899-1972)

Ernst Fischer (3 July 1899 – 31 July 1972), also known under the pseudonyms: Ernst Peter Fischer, Peter Wieden, Pierre Vidal, and Der Miesmacher, was a Bohemian-born Austrian journalist, writer and politician.

Ernst Fischer in 1952


  • Art is necessary in order that man should be able to recognize and change the world. But art is also necessary by virtue of the magic inherent in it.
    • The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach (1965), Penguin Books, translated by Anna Bostock.

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