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Anna Seghers (1900–1983)

Autor(a) de The Seventh Cross

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About the Author

Anna Seghers was born to a wealthy Jewish family in Mainz. During the twenties she established a modest reputation as a writer committed to social reform. In 1933, when Hitler came to power, Seghers went into exile in France. When France capitulated to the Nazis, she proceeded to Mexico, barely mostrar mais escaping the gestapo. In 1942 she published her novel The Seventh Cross, which tells of seven prisoners who attempt to leave a Nazi labor camp and elude the police. It was immediately translated into English and became an international best-seller. In 1947 she settled in East Berlin, where she was greeted as a national heroine. Seghers began to publish even more prolifically, producing novels and stories in the style of socialist realism. In 1966 she was named president of the East German Writers' Union, an office in which she had considerable influence on cultural policy. She resigned, for personal reasons, in 1978. Seghers's prose is notable for its epic scope and psychological insight. Her reputation, like that of Brecht, remains somewhat clouded by unresolved questions of complicity with the Stalinist regime in former East Germany. After the unification of Germany in 1990, archivists uncovered a novel of hers entitled Der gerechte Richter (The Just Judge), which was critical of the state and which she had deliberately withheld from publication. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Anna Seghers

The Seventh Cross (1942) 797 exemplares
Transit (1944) 659 exemplares
The Revolt of the Fishermen (1929) 41 exemplares
The Dead Stay Young (1949) 30 exemplares
Judasloon (1933) 27 exemplares
Crossing: A Love Story (1971) 25 exemplares
Drei Frauen aus Haiti (1980) 24 exemplares
Karibische Geschichten (1970) 20 exemplares
De kracht van de zwakken (1965) 20 exemplares
Die Entscheidung (1973) 14 exemplares
Die Rettung (1951) 12 exemplares
Das Vertrauen (1968) 10 exemplares
Sonderbare Begegnungen (1973) 10 exemplares
Jude und Judentum im Werke Rembrandts (1981) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Jans muß sterben (2000) 9 exemplares
Ausgewählte Erzählungen (1969) 8 exemplares
Erzählungen : 1945 - 1951 (1977) 7 exemplares
Erzählungen : 1952 - 1962 (1977) 6 exemplares
La Fin (2000) 6 exemplares
Erzaehlungen (1991) 5 exemplares
Fünf Erzählungen (1975) — Autor — 5 exemplares
A bitófán csillog a fény (1962) 5 exemplares
Die Gefährten (1932) 5 exemplares
Şubattan Geçen Yol : Roman (1980) 4 exemplares
Sagen von Artemis 4 exemplares
Erzählungen : 1926 - 1944 (1981) 4 exemplares
Crisanta 4 exemplares
Werke (in 10 Bänden), (1977) 3 exemplares
Das dicht besetzte Leben (2003) 3 exemplares
Les Morts restent jeunes: roman (1977) 3 exemplares
Geschichten von Frauen (1998) 3 exemplares
Crisanta - Acht Geschichten über Frauen (1988) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Erzählungen : 1963-1977 (1977) 3 exemplares
Das Argonautenschiff 2 exemplares
Siódmy krzyż Tom I 2 exemplares
Werkausgabe (2000) 2 exemplares
Das siebte Kreuz 1 exemplar
Mrtví nestárnou 1 exemplar
Die schönsten Erzählungen (2008) 1 exemplar
Yedinci Şafak (2017) 1 exemplar
Die Trennung 1 exemplar
Die Reisebegegnung (1992) 1 exemplar
Erzählungen 1958 - 1966 (2007) 1 exemplar
Kennst du Anna Seghers? (2007) 1 exemplar
Kamp-feller 1 exemplar
Shledání 1 exemplar

Associated Works


Conhecimento Comum

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Reiling, Netty
Radvanyi, Netty
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof, Berlin, Germany
Local de nascimento
Mainz, Duitsland
Local de falecimento
Berlijn, Duitsland
Locais de residência
Heidelberg, Germany
Marseille, France
Mexico City, Mexico
Berlin, Germany
Meudon, France
University of Cologne
University of Heidelberg
Radvanyi, Jean (grandson)
Communist Party of Germany
Prémios e menções honrosas
Georg Büchner Preis (1947)

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Anna Seghers, née Reiling, was born to a German Jewish family in Mainz. Her father Isidor Reiling was an antiquarian and art dealer and her mother Hedwig Fuld came from a very wealthy Frankfurt family. She studied subjects as diverse as history, literature, and Chinese at the Universities of Cologne and Heidelberg, earning a doctorate in art history. She became serious about writing during her last year at university and in late 1924 published her first story, "Die Toten auf der Insel Djal" (The Dead on the Island of Djal). In 1925, she married Laszlo Rádványi, also known as Johann Lorenz Schmidt, a Hungarian Jewish Communist and teacher, with whom she had two children, and went to live in Berlin. She joined the German Communist Party in 1928. Her first novel, Die Gefährten, published in 1932, was a warning against the dangers of fascism, which led to her being arrested by the Nazis. By 1934, she had gone into exile via Zurich to Paris. After Germany invaded France during World War II, she fled to Marseilles and a year later to Mexico, where she founded the anti-fascist Heinrich-Heine-Klub, named after the poet, and Freies Deutschland (Free Germany), an academic journal. In 1939, she published The Seventh Cross, for which she received the Büchner-Prize in 1947. It was published in the USA  in 1942 and adapted into a Hillywood film in 1944. The Seventh Cross was one of the very few depictions of Nazi concentration camps, in either literature or the cinema, during World War II. Her best-known story was "The Outing of the Dead Girls" (1946), an autobiographical reminiscence of a pre-World War I school excursion on the Rhine. After the war, she returned to Germany, eventually settling in East Berlin.



Sou grande apreciadora das obras de Anna Seghers que me chegaram às mãos através de traduções em francês. Não leio alemão. Quanto a esta Sétima Cruz (Das Siebte Kreuz), encontrada num alfarrabista em Lisboa: é-me difícil avaliar uma obra através desta tradução catastrófica : a tradutora devia « arranhar » um pouco de alemão e o seu português…
MMOGO | 14 outras críticas | Jan 16, 2021 |



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