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Wolfgang Borchert (1921–1947)

Author of The Man Outside : Play & stories

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About the Author

Wolfgang Borchert was a dramatist who grew up under the Nazi regime. During World War II he was imprisoned and sentenced to death for what was considered his defeatist attitude. He died at the age of 26, the night before the Hamburg premiere of his play The Outsider (The Man Outside). Surrealistic show more in technique, the play concerns the return of a maimed German prisoner of war who finds everything destroyed and all hope shattered. The efforts of the hero of the play to make a place for himself end in failure. The Outsider remains important because it is an excellent drama. It is the most complete expression of the disillusionment of the youth of postwar Germany with the system that had ruined their country and their own best years. It is the only really successful recreation of the World War II art form known as Expressionsim. Borchert died in 1947. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Wolfgang Borchert

Das Gesamtwerk (1949) 198 copies
Draussen vor der Tür (1947) — Author — 76 copies
Die Hundeblume (1947) — Author — 39 copies
Buiten voor de deur (1983) 7 copies
Kapilarin Disinda (2000) 7 copies
Draussen vor der Tür [sound recording] (1986) — Author — 6 copies
De treurige geraniums (1984) 6 copies
Ovien ulkopuolella (1963) 4 copies
FENER GECE VE YILDIZLAR (2017) 4 copies
Ama Fareler Uyurlar Gece (2004) 2 copies
Aquest dimarts (1992) 2 copies
Selected short stories (1964) 2 copies
Hayir De! (2021) 1 copy
Obras comopletas (2007) 1 copy
Maslačak 1 copy
Opere 1 copy

Associated Works

German Short Stories 1: Parallel Text Edition (1964) — Contributor — 191 copies
German stories. Deutsche Novellen (1961) — Contributor — 96 copies
German Radio Plays (German Library) (1991) — Contributor — 12 copies
Tyskland forteller : tyske noveller (1972) — Contributor — 12 copies
Voices East and West: German Short Stories Since 1945 (1984) — Contributor — 11 copies
Deutsche Lyrik : Gedichte seit 1945 (1961) — Contributor — 9 copies
Moderne Erzähler 2 (1958) — Contributor — 9 copies

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Canonical name
Borchert, Wolfgang
Other names
BORCHERT, Wolfgang
Birthdate
1921-05-20
Date of death
1947-11-20
Burial location
Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, Germany
Gender
male
Nationality
Germany (birth)
Birthplace
Hamburg, Germany
Place of death
Basel, Switzerland
Places of residence
Hamburg, Germany
Occupations
playwright
actor
Relationships
Borchert, Hertha (mother)

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Sehr gut! Borchert ist einen von den. Er kenn schrieben vor den Tod.
 
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korahl | 6 other reviews | Dec 16, 2019 |
Simple pocket sized book ; interesting cover design - perhaps reflects the misery of immediate post war Germany.
 
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jon1lambert | 1 other review | Jan 8, 2018 |
Love the writing style: short, choppy sentences, lots of repetition.
 
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sarahlane | 6 other reviews | Jun 25, 2013 |

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