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Nelly Sachs (1966)


Nelly Sachs was a German poet and translator who lived in Sweden. Sachs describes her own experiences and the sufferings of the European Jews in the collections In den Wohnungen des Todes [In the Apartments of Death] (1947), Das Leiden Israels [Israel's Suffering] (1969), and Die Suchende [The Seekers] (1960).

Fun Fact: Nelly Sachs shared the 1966 Nobel Prize in Literature with S. Y. Agnon.

Source: Columbia Encyclopedia.

Next: Nadine Gordimer (1991)

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