Neglected creator of Bambi celebrated in Vienna show

A picture of Felix Salten, author of the iconic tale Bambi: A Life In The Woods, is seen with various translations of his book at the City Hall Library in Vienna. – AFP pic, June 11, 2021.

WHILE the 1942 Disney film Bambi is world famous as a classic of animated cinema, the man behind the story – an eminent writer in pre-war Vienna who had to flee the Nazis – is little known. 

Felix Salten was a product of the cultural blossoming in the capital of the then Austro-Hungarian empire around the turn of the 20th century.

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