Sachs, Nelly (Leonie)

born Dec. 10, 1891, Berlin, Ger.
died May 12, 1970, Stockholm, Swed.

German poet and dramatist.

Born to a prosperous family, Sachs wrote poems mainly for her own entertainment until the advent of Nazism darkened her work and forced her to flee to Sweden. Her lyrics from those years combine lean simplicity with imagery variously tender, searing, or mystical. In the famous title poem of her collection O the Chimneys (1967), Israel's body drifts upward as smoke from the Nazi death camps. Her best-known play is Eli (1951). She shared the 1966 Nobel Prize with S.Y. Agnon.

Nelly Sachs, 1966


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  • SACHS, NELLY — (Leonie; 1891–1970), German poet and Nobel Prize winner. The daughter of a Berlin industrialist, Nelly Sachs grew up in an artistic home where she early imbibed a love of literature. At 17 she began writing neoromantic poetry in traditional,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sachs, Nelly — ▪ German writer in full  Nelly Leonie Sachs  born Dec. 10, 1891, Berlin, Ger. died May 12, 1970, Stockholm, Swed.       German poet and dramatist who became a poignant spokesperson for the grief and yearnings of her fellow Jews. When, with Shmuel …   Universalium

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  • Nelly Sachs — Nelly Sachs, 1966 Born Leonie Sachs 10 December 1891(1891 12 10) Schöneberg, Germany Died 12 May 1970(1970 05 12) (aged 78) Stockho …   Wikipedia

  • Nelly Sachs — (deutsche Briefmarke 2001) Nelly Sachs (eigentlich Leonie Sachs; * 10. Dezember 1891 in Schöneberg; † 12. Mai 1970 in Stockholm) war eine jüdische deutsche Schriftstellerin und Lyrikerin. 1966 verlieh das Nobe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sachs — [[t]zɑks[/t]] n. 1) big Hans, 1494–1576, German Meistersinger 2) big Nelly (Leonie), 1891–1970, German poet and playwright, in Sweden after 1940: Nobel prize 1966 …   From formal English to slang

  • Sachs — (Hans) (1494 1576) poète musicien (Meistersinger) allemand: le Rossignol de Wittenberg (1523). Wagner l a évoqué dans les Maîtres chanteurs de Nuremberg. Sachs (Leonie, dite Nelly) (1891 1970) écrivain suédois d origine et d expression… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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