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Lena Christian was born as a except-conjugal child of the cook Magdalena Pichler. With the paternity well-known forge-associated and business travelers the Karl Christian from Mönchsroth with Dinkelsbühl. Lena became of the grandmother Anna Pichler geb. Houses drawn up. Later it remembers this time than their luckiest. At school it showed up talentiert and waked up.
When its nut/mother Josef Isaak married, it gets the 8-jährige girl to Munich. In the parental restaurant it had to carry out heavystar-pickled. The relationship to the nut/mother was coined/shaped of a hate love and heavy excesses. She was proper exploited. Lena looked for refuge again and again therefore with its grandmother.
1901 were married it as 19-jährige with the accountant Anton Lex. This was noticeable increasingly because of its drunkenness craze and financial difficulties. After eight years Lena separated from it, left it with their three children and came thereby into large emergency. In order to make money, it accepted clerical work and became acquainted with so the writer Peter Jerusalem (later also than Peter Benedix well-known), whom it married 1912. This brought it on the idea to write their personal experiences down.
first creative period
appear to 1912 by Ludwig Thoma their “memories of a redundant one “. Therein it describes its life, the wrecked relationship to their nut/mother and the human and sexual tragedies of their marriage in unusually clear words. The book has large success on the market and obtained good criticisms.
1913 wrote it the book “Lausdirndlgeschichten “, likewise from its memories of its girl time.
1914 experienced the family the outbreak of war in Lindach with Glonn. From this the book “our Bavaria originated in anno to 14 “. In the same year it completed a further book, which called it in honours of its grandfather “Mathias Bichler “and describes therein the adventurous personal record of a small Holzschnitzers. A continuation of this book appears as “our Bavaria anno 14/15 “in the war year 1915.
Also the narration of the “Rumplhanni “(1916) wrote it to a large extent in Lindach. In this novel it describes the attempt of Johanna Rumpl, cook of Öd (close Grafing, Upper Bavaria), to reach their Selbstständigkeit.
1917 were shifted their married man, meanwhile as a soldier drawn in, into a garrison after land hat, where also she lived two years. Lena Christian felt very well and wrote during this time many narrations, which appear 1919 under the title “farmer “.
In the same year also “Madam farmer's wife “appeared, a cheerful work.
Lena Christian got sick with Tuberkulose. With readings in the military hospital she became acquainted with a young singer, fell in love with him and left her man against end of war. It came into economic emergency and by falsifying pictures into conflict with the law.
From a term of imprisonment threatened, it drives to 30. June 1920 with the streetcar to the resident of Munich forest cemetery. There it meets her Exmann Peter Jerusalem, who presents it a dose cyanide potash. Lena Christian commits at the age of their Suizid loved by 38 years at the grave of the father.
today is recognized Lena Christian as a large authoress of Germany and an important Bavarian authoress. With “memories of a redundant one “,” it created the Rumpelhanni “and” Matthias Bichler “three important works. Impressing the processing of their own observations and experiences is in their books, the one deep view of the life in ärmlichen conditions of the working class, the Dienstboten and the Landbevölkerung at the beginning 20. Century give.
Lena Christian had a telling talent, whom one did not expect due to its Biografie actually.
The Chronistin Maria Sedlmaier writes over Lena Christian:
- “Your books are full Vaterlandsliebe, the material took them out of their homeland, them were an extremely popular authoress, understood it masterfully to fabulieren, briefly in the dialogue packing, excitingly, fully humor and joke, however occasionally somewhat crudely.“
1999 a Büste of Lena Christian of the sculptor Martin Kargruber set up in the residents of Munich fame-resounds.
- quotations “A house and A Kuah and A Millisupperl in the Fruah” (a life goal of the Rumplhanni
- ) “that sits realms with that arms, the high one beside the low one; and all Standesunterschiede disappear with the contemplative peace, which lies over everything and overcomes everyone, which verzehrt there contently its radish or Käs and in addition its Häflein drinks. “(Over beer garden, the Rumplhanni)
- collecting works. Cunning publishing house, 1997 ISBN 3-471-77244-8
- memories of a redundant one. Albert Langen, Munich 1912
- dtv, Munich 1999, ISBN 3-423-12657-4
- Lausdirndlgeschichten. Martin Mörikes publishing house, 1913
- 2. Edition, Ehrenwirth, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-431-02423-8
- Mathias Bichler Albert Langen, Munich 1914
- dtv, Munich 1989, ISBN 3-423-11035-X
- our Bavaria anno 14. First part. Albert Langen, Munich 1914
- our Bavaria anno 14/15. Second part. Albert Langen, Munich 1915
- our Bavaria anno 14/15. Third part. Albert Langen, Munich 1915
- the Rumplhanni Albert Langen, Munich 1916
- dtv, Munich 1988, ISBN 3-423-10904-1
- farmers Bavarian stories. Paul List publishing house, Leipzig 1919
- dtv, Munich 1990, ISBN 3-423-11169-0
- Madam Bäurin. Paul List publishing house, Leipzig 1919
- dtv, Munich 1989, ISBN 3-423-11089-9
- dear stories. Book and. Media, 2004, ISBN 3-865-20067-2
- the case Lena Christian (TV-D, 1970), under the direction of Hans's W. Geissendörfer, with Eberhard Peiker, Paul Stieber Walter, Sofie Strehlow, Heidi straw among other things
- Ghemela eagle: Homeland search and identity. The work of the bairischen authoress Lena Christian. Frankfurt/Main: Long 1991. (= European university writings; Row 1, German language and literature; 1261) ISBN 3-631-42869-3
- Günter Goepfert: The fate of the Lena Christian., Over work. and erw. Expenditure., Rosenheimer publishing house: Rose home 2004. ISBN right 3-475-53520-3
- Herta Elizabeth set: The redundant one and its homeland - to lives and work of the Lena Christian. In: “Manual of the literature in Bavaria. From the early Middle Ages to the present ", hrsg. v. Albrecht weber. Regensburg: Pustet 1987. S. 373-385.
- Asta Scheib: In the gardens of the heart. The passion of the Lena Christian. Hoffmann and. Campe: Hamburg 2002. ISBN 3-455-06495-7
- Maria Sedlmair (Hrsg.): Glonn - my homeland., 1. Edition 1991, self publishing house, Ismaning
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| | * Literature of and over Lena Christian in the catalog of the DDB
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Bavarian homeland authoress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||30. October 1881|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Glonn|
|DYING DATE||30. June 1920|