Anna Seghers: Aufstand der Fischer von St. Barbara [Revolt of the Fishermen of St. Barbara]

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Published in 1928, Aufstand der Fischer von St. Barbara [Revolt of the Fishermen of St. Barbara] is Anna Seghers' first longer narrative. The text was awarded the prestigious Kleist prize of that year. On the surface, Aufstand relates the tale of a fishing community's failed attempt to secure better wages. The narrative revolves mainly around the main character and instigator Hull as he seeks to unite St. Barbara and the surrounding communities, but it specifically illustrates the relationships between the fishermen, their wives, and each other. A few individual characters besides Hull include: Andreas, an orphan hungry for honor, involvement and a better life; …

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Boney, Kristy. "Aufstand der Fischer von St. Barbara". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 November 2005
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]