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Adelheid Duvanel spent its childhood and youth in Pratteln and reading valley (canton Basel landscape). It absovierte the college of arts and crafts as well as teachings as a textile draftswoman. After its training she worked as an office worker and as a woman employee in Meinungsforschungsinstitut. Since 1962 it lived in Basel, where it was active as lady journalist and an authoress. To 8. July 1996 selected it free death. A rider discovered it erfroren in a forest - as, it turned out later a considerable quantity of sleeping pills had taken.
Adelheid Duvanel is compared with Robert Walser and Regina Ullmann , their work was often and is however to a large extent unknown in the public. Together with some few poems she predominantly wrote Prosaminiaturen. These act of humans at the edge of the society, of failed existences. Everything these figures however always their became kept. Duvanels Prosaminiaturen are often told from the perspective of women or children. The language has a tagträumerischen, sometimes even surrealistischen character and is strongly verdichet.
- 1978 - (with Felix Feigenwinter and Gunild Regine winters) strange stories from Basel
- 1979 - walls, thinly like skin
- 1980 - wind stories
- 1982 - the eyeglass museum
- 1985 - Anna and I
- 1988 - the disappeared house
- 1991 - grace period
- 1995 - the pen friend
- of small Basler art price (1981)
- Kranichsteiner literary award (1984)
- Basler literary award (1987)
- complete work price of the Swiss Schillerstiftung (1988)
- guest price of the canton Berne (1995)
- Krayfuss, Gudrun S. (1998): Scheherezadel. A Basler authoress is discovered. Reflections to lives and work of Adelheid Duvanel. Basel, publishing house Isishaus.
Hofer, Susanne. - “… any meaning, which does not understand anybody”: The child figures in the work Adelheid Duvanels. - Lizentiatsarbeit, 1998, University of Berne.
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Swiss writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||23. April 1936|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Basel|
|DYING DATE||8. July 1996|