Hedwig Lachmann

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Hedwig Lachmann (29 August 1865 – 21 February 1918) was a German author, translator and poet.

Life and work[edit]

Lachmann was born in Stolp, Pomerania in 1865, to a Jewish family, and was the daughter of a cantor, Isaak Lachmann. She spent her childhood in Stolp and a subsequent seven years in Hürben (Swabia). At the age of 15, she passed exams in Augsburg to become a language teacher. Two years later she became a governess in England.

From 1899 until 1917 she belonged to both Friedrichshagener and Pankower poetry societies.

She met her future husband, Gustav Landauer, in 1899 at Richard Dehmel's house. One of their grandchildren, Mike Nichols, grew up to be a famous American television, stage and film director, writer, and producer. She died in Krumbach, Swabia in 1918.

Works[edit]

Poetry

Im Bilde 1902
Collection of Poetry post. 1919

Translations

From English
Oscar Wilde: Salome
Works from Edgar Allan Poe
Works from Rabindranath Tagore
From Hungarian
Hungarian Poems 1891
Works from Sándor Petőfi
From French
Works from Honoré de Balzac