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Christiane Zehl Romero

Christiane Zehl Romero is Tübingen Professor of German at Tufts University where she chaired the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages for nine years and was director of the Program in International Relations for three. Her research in the last ten years has focused on Anna Seghers, on whom she has written the first full length biography: Anna Seghers: 1900–1947 and Anna Seghers: 1947–1983. She has also edited hitherto unknown early stories by Seghers and is currently at work on an edition of her letters.

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Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers is considered one of the most important German women writers of the twentieth century. Her many novels and stories written during her multiple exiles, including Das siebte Kreuz (1942) adapted into the Hollywood film “The Seventh Cross,” reflect her strong socialist and anti-fascist beliefs, and she remains controversially linked to her later involvement with the East German government.

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