Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers (ä´nä sēgərs), 1900–1983, German novelist, whose original name was Netty Reiling Rádvanyi. She won fame with her first novel of social protest, The Revolt of the Fishermen, (1929, tr. 1930), but in 1933 she was forced to leave Germany. In Mexico she wrote The Seventh Cross (1939, tr. 1942), a poignant story of escape from a concentration camp. Other works include Transit (1942, tr. 1944) and a study of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky (1963). After World War II she settled in East Berlin.

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Anna Seghers: Selected full-text books and articles

Germany: A Self-Portrait: A Collection of German Writings from 1914 to 1943 By Harlan R. Crippen Oxford University Press, 1944
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Anna Seghers, Friedrich Wolf, and the Austrian Civil War of 1934 By Barker, Andrew The Modern Language Review, Vol. 95, No. 1, January 2000
Between the Pedagogical and the Performative: Personal Stories, Public Narratives, and Social Critique in Anna Seghers's Überfahrt1 By Janzen, Marike German Quarterly, April 1, 2006
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