Anna Seghers: Brief Boigraphy, Dates And History

Anna Seghers, novelist and short-story writer, was born in Mainz, Germany into a Jewish family. Her father was an antique dealer. Read this brief biography, with dates from history.

BIOGRAPHY

Anna Seghers, novelist and short-story writer, was born in Mainz, Germany into a Jewish family. Her father was an antique dealer. She was educated at the University of Heidelberg. In 1928 she joined the Communist Party and the Union of Proletarian and Revolutionary Writers. She went into exile in 1933 when Hitler came into power, living in France before settling in Mexico. Following World War II she returned to East Germany.

Seghers published her first book, DER AUFSTAND DER FISCHER VON ST. BARBARA (THE REVOLT OF THE FISHERMEN), when she was 28. Her most famous work, DAS SIEBTE KREUZ (THE SEVENTH CROSS), was published in 1942.

Anna Seghers died in East Berlin in 1983.

CHRONOLOGY

1900 She was born in Mainz, Germany.

1925 She married Laszlo Radvanyi.

1928 DER AUFSTAND DER FISCHER VON ST. BARBARA (THE REVOLT OF THE FISHERMEN); She joined the Communist Party and the Union of Proletarian and Revolutionary Writers.



1930 AUF DEM WEGE ZUR AMERIKANISCHEN BOTSCHAFT

1932 DIE GEFAHRTEN

1933 DER KOPFFLOHN (A PRICE ON HIS HEAD); She fled to France after Hitler came to power.

1935 DER WEG DURCH FEBRUAR; ERNST THAELMANN: WHAT HE STANDS FOR

1937 DIE RETTUNG

1941 She moved to Mexico.

1942 DAS SIEBTE KREUZ (THE SEVENTH CROSS)

1944 VISADO DE TRANSITO (TRANSIT VISA)

1946 DER AUSFLUG DER TOTEN MADCHEN

1948 DAS ENDE; SOWJETMENSCHEN

1949 DIE TOTEN BLEIBEN JUNG (THE DEAD STAY YOUNG); DIE HOCHZEIT VON HAITI; DIE RUCKKEHR

1950 DIE LINIE; CRISANTA; FRIEDENSGESCHICHTEN

1951 DIE KINDER

1952 DER MAN UND SEIN NAME; She became the president of the writers' union.

1953 DER ERSTE SCHRITT; FRIENDEN DER WELT; DIE BIENENSTOCK

1958 BROT UND SALZ

1959 DIE ENTSCHEIDUNG

1961 DAS LICHT AUF DEM GALGEN

1962 KARIBISCHE GESCHICTEN

1963 UBER TOLSTOI-UBRE DOSTOJEWSKIJ

1964 DAS NEUE UND DAS BLEIBENDE; ERZAHLUNGEN

1965 DIE KRAFT DER SCHWACHEN

1966 GESCHICHTEN VON HEUTE UND GESTERN

1967 DAS WIRKLICHE BLAU

1968 DAS VERTRAUEN

1969 GLAUBEN AN IRDISCHES

1970 BRIEFE AN LESER; UBER KUNSTWERK UND WIRKLICHKEIT

1971 UBERFAHRT

1973 BENITO'S BLUE AND NINE OTHER STORIES; SONDERBARE BEGEGNUNGEN

1975 WILLKOMMEN, ZUKUFT!

1977 STEINZEIT, WIEDERBEGEGNUNG

1978 DAS ARGONAUTENSCHIFF

1979 DIE MACHT DER WORTE

1980 DREI FRAUEN AUD HAITI; GESAMMELTE WERKE 1951-55; AUFSATZE, ANSPRACHEN, ESSAYS 1927-1953

1982 WAS EIN VOLK DENKT UND FUHLT, SPRICHT SEIN SCHRIFTSTELLER AUS; She died in East Berlin. (June 1)

1986 GEWOHNLICHES UND GEFAHRLICHES LEBEN

1990 DER GERECHTE RICHTER

1994 DER LETZTE MAN DER HOHLE

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