Hans Werner Richter

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Hans Werner Richter
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Hans Werner Richter in 1992
Born (1908-11-12)12 November 1908
Neu Sallenthin, German Empire
Died (1993-03-23)23 March 1993
Munich, Germany
Occupation Novelist

Hans Werner Richter (12 November 1908 – 23 March 1993) was a German writer.

Born in Neu Sallenthin, Usedom, Richter is little known for his own works but found worldwide celebrity and acknowledgment as initiator, moving spirit and "grey eminence" of the Group 47, the most important literary association of the German Federal Republic of the post-war period. Richter died in Munich, aged 84.

Works[edit]

  • Die Geschlagenen (novel, 1949)
  • Sie fielen aus Gottes Hand (novel, 1951)
  • Spuren im Sand (novel, 1953)
  • Linus Fleck oder Der Verlust der Würde (1959)
  • Du sollst nicht töten (novel, 1962)
  • Bismarck (1964)
  • Karl Marx in Samarkand (1966)
  • Blinder Alarm (story, 1970)
  • Briefe an einen jungen Sozialisten (autobiography, 1974)
  • Die Flucht nach Abanon (story, 1980)
  • Die Stunde der falschen Triumphe (novel, 1981)
  • Ein Julitag (novel, 1982)