Alfred Andersch

(1914-1980 / Munich)

Alfred Andersch
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Alfred Hellmuth Andersch was a German writer, publisher, and radio editor. The son of a conservative East Prussian army officer, he was born in Munich, Germany and died in Berzona, Ticino, Switzerland.

In 1930, after an apprenticeship as a bookseller, Andersch became a youth leader in the Communist Party. As a consequence, he was held for 6 months in the Dachau concentration camp in 1933. He then left the party and entered a depressive phase of "total introversion". It was during this period that he first became engaged in the arts, adopting the stance that became known as innere Emigration ("internal emigration") – despite remaining in Germany, he was ... more »

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Credible Season

Spring lies
when it Struts
over the meadows
when it drivels
of april
then spring
is lying

it is autumn
the red death
sitting in the sumach tree
it is autumn
that tells the truth

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