Weisenborn, Günther

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Weisenborn, Günther


Born July 10, 1902, in Velbert; died Mar. 26, 1969. German writer (Federal Republic of Germany).

Weisenborn studied medicine and philology at the University of Bonn. In 1928 he published the antiwar play Submarine S 4. In 1931, in collaboration with B. Brecht, he dramatized M. Gorky’s novel The Mother. He was arrested by the Nazis in 1942 for his antifascist views and freed by the Soviet Army in 1945. He published the antifascist drama People of the Underground (1945) and the anticapitalist play Babylon (1946). He made several trips to the USSR. In his novels Built on Sand (1956; Russian translation, 1960) and The Third Look (1956), the play The Family From Nevada (1958; Russian translation, 1960), the dramatic narrative poem Göttingen Cantata (1958), and the novel The Avenger (1961; Russian translation, 1963), Weisenborn exposes the reactionary forces of the Federal Republic of Germany.


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