Schwarzenbach, Annemarie (1908–1942)

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Schwarzenbach, Annemarie (1908–1942)

Swiss-German author. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, 1908; died 1942; dau. of a wealthy industrialist.

Wrote many novels, travelogues, and stories, but few have been published; often appears in the memoirs and biographies of many literati of early and mid-20th century: Klaus and Erika Mann, Roger Martin du Gard, André Malraux, Carson McCullers, and Ella Maillart, who traveled with her through Iran and Afghanistan (1939) and refers to Schwarzenbach as "Christina" in The Cruel Way (1947); published Eine Frau allein (A Woman Alone, 1989).

See also Women in World History.