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Seghers, Anna
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(orig. Netty Reiling, married Radványi; Nov 19, 1900, Mainz – Jun 1, 1983, East Berlin), German writer of Jewish background. In her novels and short stories, she focused on the fate of ordinary workers and social outcasts against the background of political developments in Germany during the Weimar Repub-lic, National Socialism, and the postwar period. She combined an austere, episodic narrative style with mythical and Christian motifs to great effect. In 1928 she joined the German Communist Party; in 1933 she emigrated to Fra…

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Hurst, Matthias, “Seghers, Anna”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025432>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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