Wolfgang Borchert


Born
in Hamburg, Germany
May 20, 1921

Died
November 20, 1947

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German author and playwright whose work was affected by his experience of dictatorship and his service in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. His work is among the best examples of the Trümmerliteratur movement in post-World War II Germany. His most famous work is the drama "Draußen vor der Tür (The Man Outside)", which he wrote in the first days after World War II. In his works he never makes compromises in questions of humanity and humanism. He is one of the most popular authors of the German postwar period, and today his work is often read in German schools. ...more

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Draußen vor der Tür

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4.06 avg rating — 4,649 ratings — published 1947 — 55 editions
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Das Gesamtwerk

4.28 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1949 — 19 editions
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Die traurigen Geranien und ...

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Die Hundeblume

4.03 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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Die Küchenuhr

3.93 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1947 — 3 editions
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اندوه عیسی

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Fener, Gece ve Yıldızlar ve...

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الخبز

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3.82 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1946 — 2 editions
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Hayır De!

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Nachts schlafen die Ratten ...

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“Ein Mensch stirbt. Und? Nichts weiter. Der Wind weht weiter. Die Elbe quasselt weiter. Die Straßenbahn klingelt weiter.”
Wolfgang Borchert, Draußen vor der Tür

“Then she saw him stop and wipe his brow with his handkerchief. Once, twice. And then once again. But she did not see the grin of relief spread over his face. That she did not see because her eyes had filled with tears. And the geraniums, they were just as sad. In any case, that's how they smelled.”
Wolfgang Borchert, The Sad Geraniums, And Other Stories

“...in deinen süßen heißen mädchenheimlichen Mondrausch.”
Wolfgang Borchert, Draußen vor der Tür

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