Johannes Bobrowski


Born
in Tilsit, Germany
April 09, 1917

Died
September 02, 1965


Johannes Bobrowski was a German lyric poet, narrative writer, adaptor and essayist. Bobrowski was born in Tilsit in East Prussia. In 1925, he moved first to Rastenburg, then in 1928 on to Königsberg, where he attended the humanist Gymnasium (a type of German school). One of his teachers was Ernst Wiechert. In 1937, he started a degree in art history in Berlin. As a member of the Confessing Church, Bobrowski had contact with the German resistance against National Socialism. He was a lance corporal for the entire Second World War in Poland, France and the Soviet Union. In 1943 he married Johanna Buddrus.
From 19451949 Bobrowski was imprisoned by the Soviet Union, where he spent time working in a coal mine. On his release, he worked as an
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Shadow Lands: Selected Poems

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Darkness and a Little Light...

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Como Um Respirar: Antologia...

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Levin's Mill

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Litauische Claviere. Roman.

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Sarmatische Zeit - Schatten...

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Wetterzeichen. Gedichte

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Boehlendorff und Mäusefest

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Die Gedichte

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“Like some winter animal the moon licks the salt of your hand,
Yet still your hair foams violet as a lilac tree
From which a small wood-owl calls.”
Johannes Bobrowski

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