Lou Andreas-Salomé

Muriel Cormican (State University of West Georgia)
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Because of her associations, correspondence, and collaboration with Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud, Lou Andreas-Salomé has always been of interest to German literary scholars. Since the early 1990s, however, she has become important again in her own right as an author of novels, short stories, essays and criticism, and critics have repeatedly revealed the complexity of the dialog she carried on a century ago with contemporary issues, in both her fiction and her essays. She offers us insight into the changing world at the turn of the last century and, in particular, into the changing lives and roles of women in that world.

Born on 12 February 1861 in St. Petersburg, Russia, to Louise von Salomé and Gustav von Salomé, a Russian …

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Citation: Cormican, Muriel. "Lou Andreas-Salomé". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 March 2007 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11784, accessed 03 October 2023.]

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