Conrad Aiken

Conrad Potter Aiken (* 5. August 1889 in Savannah, Georgia, † 17. August 1973 ebenda) was an US-American writer and winner of the Pulitzer price, whose covered work poems , Kurzgeschichten and novels.

As he was very young killed himself its father its nut/mother and. That had naturally a deep influence on Aikens life. It was drawn up afterwards by its large aunt of second degree in Massachusetts.

In particular its early stories were strongly affected by the symbolism. 1930 won Conrad Aiken the Pulitzer price for poetry for its work Selected Poems. It wrote the Kurzgeschichte silent Snow , Secret Snow often used in Anthologien (1934). To its collection of verses Earth Triumphant ( 1914) belong, to The Charnel rose (1918) and and into the Hanging Gardens (1933).

The gravestone of Aiken, on the Bonaventure cemetery at the river bank of the Savannah, became famous, after it was mentioned in the best-seller Midnight into the guards OF Good and Evil of John Berendt. According to a local legend Aiken wished itself a gravestone in form of a bank to continue as invitation for visitors and drink a larva Irish Republican Army wine. The inscription reads: Give my love ton the world (give to the world my love) and Cosmos of marine ones - Destination Unknown (cosmos sailor - a goal unknown).

Conrad Aiken is the father of the authoress Joan Aiken.


  • Blue Voyage, novel 1927
  • Great Circle, novel 1933
  • silent Snow, Secret Snow, narration 1934 (dt. Quiet snow, secret snow 1995)
  • Ushant: At essay, autobiography 1952
  • Collected Poems, poems 1953 (dt. Selection 1956)
  • Strange moon. Selected narrations 1963
  • the night before the Prohibition and other narrations, 1987
  • a place, in order to see the moon, novel 1988

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