Ernst Wiechert

Ernst Wiechert . German writer, poet, and teacher. He was one of the most widely read writers of the 1930s . He incorporated Catholic themes and humanistic ideals in his novels. The simple Life ( 1939 ) and The Jeromin children ( 1945 ) are his most representative novels.

Summary

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  • 1 Biographical data
    • 1 Trajectory
    • 2 Death
  • 2 Works
    • 1 Works that stand out
    • 2 Posthumous work
  • 3 Source

Biographical data

He was born in Sensburg , Germany on May 18 , 1887 . The son of a forest guard, he studied at Königsberg and devoted himself to teaching.

Trajectory

Due to his hostility to the Nazi regime, he was arrested in 1938 and interned in Buchenwald. His novels, characterized by his rejection of the modern world and his attachment to the values ​​of the past, earned him great success in the post-war years.

Death

He died on 24 August as as 1950 in Zurich , Switzerland .

Plays

  • Die Flucht, novel, (pseudonym: Ernst Barany Bjell), 1916
  • Der Wald, novel, 1922
  • Der Totenwald, novel “The forest of the dead”, 1924
  • Die blauen Schwingen, novel, 1925
  • Der Knecht Gottes Andreas Nyland, novel, 1926
  • Der solberne Wagen, stories “The Silver Car”, 1928
  • Die kleine Passion. Geschichte eines Kindes, novel, 1929
  • Die Flöte des Pan, short stories, 1930
  • Jedermann, novel, 1931
  • Die Magd des Jürgen Doskocil, 1932
  • Geschichte eines Knaben, novel, 1933
  • Das Spiel vom deutschen Bettelmann, work for the radio, 1933
  • Die Majorin, novel, 1934
  • Der Todeskandidat, short stories, 1934
  • Der verlorene Sohn, drama, 1935
  • Die goldene Stadt, drama, 1935
  • Hirtennovelle, tales, 1935
  • Wälder und Menschen, childhood memories, 1936
  • Das heilige Jahr, tales, 1936
  • Von den treuen Begleitern, interpretations of poems, 1938
  • Atli, der Bestmann, short stories, 1938
  • Die Kinder Jeromin-novel “Children of Jeromín” 1945/7
  • Die Totenmesse, short story, 1945/7
  • Der brennende Dornbusch, short story, 1945
  • Demetrius, short story, 1945
  • Der Totenwald, account of his Buchenwald concentration camp “The Forest of the Dead”, 1946 (written in 1937)
  • Märchen 1946/7
  • Der weiße Büffel oder Von der großen Gerechtigkeit, 1946 (written 1937)
  • Der armen Kinder Weihnachten, drama, 1946
  • Okay oder die Unsterblichen, drama, 1946
  • Die Gebärde, short stories, 1947
  • Der Richter, short story, 1948
  • Jahre und Zeiten, memoirs, 1949
  • Die Mutter, tales, 1948
  • Missa sine Nomine, novel “Missa sine nomine”, 1950
  • Der Exote, novel, 1951
  • Die letzten Lieder, poems, 1951
  • Es geht ein Pflüger übers Land, stories chosen by Lilje Wiechert, 1951
  • Häftling Nr. 7188, letters and newspaper excerpt, 1966

Works that stand out

  • “The Wolf of the Dead” ( 1924)
  • “The Simple Life” ( 1939)
  • “The sons of Jeromín” ( 1945- 1947 )

Posthumous work

  • “Missa sine nomine” ( 1953).

He also wrote stories (The Silver Car, 1928 ) and autobiographical writings, such as The Forest of the Dead ( 1945 ), in which he recounts his experience in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

 

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