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Stefan Heym (1913–2001)

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Stefan Heym is representative of many intellectuals in the former East Germany who found themselves torn between loyalty to the ideals of their state and disdain for the reality. He was born into a secular Jewish family in Chemnitz. As a young man, he went to the United States to escape Hitler, visa mer where he worked for a while as a journalist. In 1943 he joined the American army. His first novel, The Crusaders (1948), became a best-seller. It was loosely based on his wartime experiences and filled with contempt not only for the Nazi government, but for virtually all of German culture. Distressed by the rise of McCarthyism in the United States and by Western tolerance of former Nazi officials, Heym emigrated to East Germany in 1953 and gave his enthusiastic support to the Socialist aspirations of his new homeland. His disillusionment with East Germany was far more gradual and, by his own account, more difficult than that experienced in the United States. In 1976 Heym protested the forced emigration of singer-songwriter Wolf Biermann from the German Democratic Republic. Two years later he was fined and expelled from the East German Writers' Union for accepting royalties for work published abroad. Though Heym continued to believe that the GDR was the "better-half" of Germany, disillusion with the reality of socialism moved him to turn to his Jewish heritage for inspiration in novels such as The King David Report (1972) and The Wandering Jew (1984). In 1992 he became a founding member of the "Committee for Justice," a lobby representing the interests of former East Germans in a newly united Germany. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Heym Stefan, Stefan Heim

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Verk av Stefan Heym

The Wandering Jew (1981) 215 exemplar
The King David Report (1973) — Författare — 190 exemplar
Fem dagar i juni (1974) 97 exemplar
The Crusaders (1948) — Författare — 65 exemplar
The Architects (2000) 60 exemplar
Nachruf (1988) 47 exemplar
Schwarzenberg (1984) 39 exemplar
Collin (1979) 37 exemplar
Hostages (1942) — Författare — 34 exemplar
Radek (1995) 23 exemplar
Lassalle (1974) 18 exemplar
The Lenz Papers (1964) — Författare — 18 exemplar
The Eyes of Reason (1951) — Författare — 16 exemplar
Goldsborough (1953) 13 exemplar
Pargfrider (1998) 11 exemplar
Märchen für kluge Kinder (1984) 8 exemplar
Stalin verläßt den Raum (1990) 7 exemplar
Gesammelte Erzählungen (1998) 6 exemplar
Einmischung (1990) 5 exemplar
Wege und Umwege (1983) 4 exemplar
Of Smiling Peace (1944) 4 exemplar
Batsill : [novellid] (1963) 3 exemplar
Reden an den Feind (1986) 3 exemplar
Izveštaj o caru Davidu (1989) 1 exemplar
Ristirüütlid 1 exemplar
Korsfarerere 1 exemplar
Oči razuma 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Heym, Stefan
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Flieg, Helmut
Födelsedag
1913-04-10
Avled
2001-12-16
Begravningsplats
Weißensee Cemetery, Berlin, Germany
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Duitsland
VS
Födelseort
Chemnitz, Duitsland
Dödsort
Israël
Bostadsorter
Chemnitz, Germany
Berlin, Germany
New York, New York, USA
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Berlin, Germany
Utbildning
University of Chicago
Yrken
journalist
politicus
Organisationer
United States Army
Berliner Zeitung
Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS ∙ 'Partij van het Democratische Socialisme')
Bundestag/Duitse Bondsdag
Priser och utmärkelser
Jerusalem Prize (1993)
Kort biografi
Stefan Heym was the pen name of Helmut Flieg, born to a Jewish merchant family in Chemnitz, Germany. He completed secondary school in Berlin, but fled Germany after the Reichstag fire in February 1933, shortly after the Nazi regime came to power. He emigrated to the USA and served in the special German-speaking unit of U.S. Military Intelligence in World War II known as the Ritchie Boys. He earned a degree at the University of Chicago and became a journalist for German-language newspapers, on staff and as a freelancer. In 1952, he moved back to the part of his native country which was then the German Democratic Republic (GDR) or East Germany. He published works in English and German at home and abroad, and despite longstanding criticism of the GDR, remained a committed socialist.

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En roman som ger en inblick i hur en regimkritisk ställning i DDR kunde gstalta sig. Det skildras del ur synvinkel från strejkande arbetare (vilket inte kan tänkas i ett arbetarpartistyrt samhälle, eller hur?), och dels som lite mera försiktgt "kritiskt i sak - men vi kan ju inte strejka mot oss själva, heller!". En intressant konflikt, som är (var) sann, men känns helt verklighetsfrämmande för mig.
Men det var kul att ta in.

Trots det intressanta stoffet blev det alltsomoftast lite långtråkigt.… (mer)
 
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