Wilker, Gertrud (1924–1984)

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Wilker, Gertrud (1924–1984)

Swiss poet and novelist. Born Mar 18, 1924, in Solothurn, Switzerland; died Sept 25, 1984, in Herrenschwanden, Switzerland; grew up in Berne; dau. of Max Hürsch (customs officer); studied in Berne, Paris and Zurich, earning a PhD, 1950.

Spent years dealing with depression caused by an incurable illness; works, which address such themes as nuclear power, modern technology, and consumerism, include Wolfsschatten (1966), Collages USA (1968), Altläger (1971), Flaschenpost (1977), Blick auf meinesgleichen (1979), and Nachleben (1980).

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