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Reimann, Brigitte (1933–1973)

Reimann, Brigitte (1933–1973)

East German novelist. Born July 21, 1933, in Burg, East Germany; died of cancer, Feb 20, 1973, in Berlin, Germany; dau. of Willi Reimann and Elisabeth Reimann; m. 2nd husband Siegfried Pitschmann (writer).

Worked as teacher, bookseller, and reporter; came to prominence with Die Geschwister, for which she received the Heinrich Mann Prize (1965); spent 10 years on the novel, Franziska Linkerhand, which was published the year after her death (1974); her diaries, Ich bedaure nichts (I Regret Nothing, 1997) and Alles schmeckt nach Abschied (Everything Tastes of Goodbye, 1998), were bestsellers.

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