Schwarzenbach Annemarie (w2492)

Schwarzenbach Annemarie (w2492)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Switzerland-Svizzera-Suisse
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1908-1942
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Various-Diversi-Différents
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Europe-Europa, Asia

Annemarie Minna Renée Schwarzenbach (23 May 1908 – 15 November 1942) was a Swiss writer, journalist and photographer. Her bisexual mother brought her up in a masculine style, and her androgynous image suited the bohemian Berlin society of the time, in which she indulged enthusiastically. Her Anti-Fascist campaigning forced her into exile, where she became close to the family of novelist Thomas Mann. She would live much of her life abroad as a photo-journalist, embarking on many lesbian relationships, and experiencing a growing morphine addiction. In America, the young Carson McCullers was infatuated with Annemarie, to whom she dedicated Reflections in a Golden Eye. Annemarie reported on the early events of World War II, but died of a head injury, following a fall.


Rest not
Life is sweeping by
go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime,
leave behind to conquer time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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