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World stranger than a fairy tale

Else Lasker-schüler was not a simple woman. Even in dealing with longtime friends you could show your claws. "I am the way I am!! 2 !: in every moment. Neither

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World stranger than a fairy tale

Else Lasker-schüler was not a simple woman. Even in dealing with longtime friends you could show your claws. "I am the way I am!! 2 !: in every moment. Neither adaptable nor ready for it." Even more than in Germany, this resulted in the consensus and conciliation in Switzerland to irritation and complications. Buy they did not, their patrons, and the "big capitalists had to learn" in the "Seeundstrom and river city".

even Though she was already in the 1920s, known, famous, – the "Tages-Anzeiger" spoke of the "greatest Jewish poet of our time", she lived in a modest, poor conditions in Zurich. The little money they had available, transferred to sanatorium in Kreuzlingen, Kilchberg or Locarno, where your lungs sick son, Paul, Lasker was treated. He was supposed to be a "great painter" and earn a lot of money.

Until then, the author was not too bad, to write begging letters. To the Chairman of the Kleist Foundation, you wrote: "High sir angel, I am in Else Lasker-schüler – did you just ask if I can get a price from somewhere for example of your Kleist Foundation. Kleist would have given it to me for sure. I'm miserable, have a great son and give me trouble, to make everything good." It helped nothing: The beloved, increasing loneliness, suffering son in 1927, died at the age of 28. "My life – always another despair," says the mother.

"Spätzeli" in the Select

Ute Kröger, who has done historic Work of literature, city of Zurich, a name that describes the book ""Many of them are very very good to me." Else Lasker-schüler in Zurich, 1917-1939" the frequent visits and stays of the poet in the Limmat city. On the basis of a number of new documents it is told in a readable language from your everyday life: Lasker-schüler goes to the movies North to South and then to the Café Select. "If we are hungry, are in the Select on all tables Spätzeli for covering for us." She reads a little, and if it is, then your own stuff.

In the 1930s, as Else Lasker-schüler their second extended stay in Zurich spends, has opened the office of the National Front of his tents not far from your hotel Seehof Bollerei on the Limmat river. In November 1934, which are displayed in posters the requirement for a "radical cleaning up of Switzerland is levied from the whole Geschmeiss of foreign emigrants".

Oddly enough, such impressions or experiences in the factory or the correspondence of the poet. Even the bitter Hardship of the Zurich population takes Else Lasker-schüler is not major to note. Very busy with work, and the question of how they should earn their own living. Ute Kröger also reports of love Affairs with much younger, artistically gifted men (Max Gubler and Emil Rass), which, however, are not permanent. Else Lasker-schüler is and remains a loner. Your true love is the seal.

"I have Never met so many people with inferiority complexes, blots, and mass loose thick arrogance as in Switzerland."Else Lasker-schüler

This does not change even when you leave in 1934, "of the Switzerland country's most beautiful city", to drag for some time to come to Palestine. There is such a thing as bureaucracy is totally unresponsive, fails to properly deregister. So it comes at entry – as has happened several times previously to complications. Since the cantonal police for foreigners loses with the recalcitrant, Yes, stubborn German patience, she refuses to extend your residence permit.

Again, Else Lasker asks students rich your powerful friends, a good word for them. When she realizes that it could be this Time closely, pulling them violently from the leather: "I Never met so many people with inferiority complexes, blots, and mass loose thick arrogance as in Switzerland."

your assessment of that was Reinforced by the bitter fact that the staging of her drama "Arthur Aronymus" at the second performance, in December of 1936, in front of almost empty stands of the show house took place. Director Ferdinand Rieser put the piece in the direction of Leopold Lindt mountain. As for their sparsely attended readings by the poet himself consoled himself: "It was not very crowded, but great people."

"Dear Poet. and Erika"

strife, envy, and exclusion were also among the many German migrants. Particularly pronounced is the competition between Else Lasker-schüler and Erika Mann. On a card of greeting to Klaus Mann: "Dear Poet. and Erika. I'm sitting by the lake, because Sunday is: The sun kissed the sea. It's all glitters around me – if I were only a wave!"

by the way, Raised criticised a few years later, the book of "Hebrews land" by Else Lasker-schüler sharp. It was transfigured "and enchants, and what is evil, was concealed or not noticed," says the politically savvy writer. Charming pushes it to Emmy Ball-Hennings in "world week"-obituary at the beginning of 1945 in Jerusalem, who had died of a lyric poet: she was a "world stranger than a fairy tale".

reading on Wednesday, 23. January, 19.30 at the literaturhaus Zurich. (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 12.01.2019, 07:29 PM

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