Anna Seghers (2001 words)

  • Jean Godsall-Myers (Widener University )
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Anna Seghers was one of the most notable German intellectuals of the twentieth century. With an extensive literary career spanning six decades, Seghers chronicled many of the century's major historical events in her writing. Her oeuvre encompasses the genres of critical essay, novel, novella, short story, and radio play. Already a leading female author at the end of the 1920s, Seghers rose to preeminence as her works were translated and read around the world.

Anna Seghers, whose given name was Netty Reiling, was born on 19th November 1900 into a well-to-do Jewish family that dealt in art and antiques in Mainz. In 1924, she earned a doctorate in art history at the University of Heidelberg with the dissertation J…

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Godsall-Myers, Jean. "Anna Seghers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2005
[, accessed 22 February 2018.]

Articles on Seghers' works

  1. Aufstand der Fischer von St. Barbara [Revolt of the Fishermen of St. Barbara]
  2. Ausflug der toten Mädchen [Excursion of the Dead Girls]
  3. Das siebte Kreuz [The Seventh Cross]
  4. Das wirkliche Blau: Eine Geschichte aus Mexiko [Benito's Blue: A Story from Mexico]
  5. Die Kraft der Schwachen [The Power of the Weak]
  6. Die Toten auf der Insel Djal [The Dead On the Island Djal]
  7. Karibische Geschichten [Caribbean Stories]
  8. Transit
  9. Überfahrt: Eine Liebesgeschichte [The Crossing: A Love Story]

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