Sandra Paretti

Sandra Paretti, actually Irmgard Schneeberger (* 5. February 1935 in Regensburg; † 13. March 1994 in Zurich) was an authoress.

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Paretti grew in the houseits parents, a former cathedral gentleman yard, on the upper Wöhrd, one of the two rain citizens Danube islands, up. After the Abitur 1953 it studied first music and afterwards Germanistik in Munich, Paris and Rome. 1960 attained a doctorate it over the topic the art fairy tale in the first half20. Century at the Ludwig Maximilians university in Munich to the Dr. phil. and evening paper began to work as a lady journalist for the residents of Munich.

After its first novel rose and sword (1967), successful at first attempt, it was active as a free authoress. 1969 pulled it to Zurich.

Parettis of booksare to a large extent society novels with historical background. Parettis of works were filmed (last the desire tree as TV serial) or published as speech plates (fairy tales from one night, spokeswoman: Sandra Paretti). Into 28 languages Parettis books were translated (total circulation: 30 million copies). Thus it belongs to the most widely readGerman-language storyteller inside.

Critics saw trivial and shallow arts and crafts in the novels of the Beststellerautorin.

free death and death notice

Paretti died by self selbsttötung, after it was gotten sick two years before incurably. To 14. March 1994 appeared their written death notice in the new inhabitants of zurichNewspaper (NZZ) on page 25, in which the authoress expressed itself to her decision:

Sandra Paretti
Meine Freunde am Zürichsee und draussen, in der weiten Welt, wie gerne habe ich mit Euch Feste gefeiert, und doch, Ihr erinnert Euch, war ich immer die erste, diedisappeared, for a long time before the candles down-burned and the music grew silent.
Also I leave the large celebration of the life in the middle in the tome, to which I wanted to actually dance to blue Danube” by spring meadows and Vergiss-mein-nicht-Nächte in the year 2000 - to the “beautiful one.
The name of the illnesslittle does to the thing, I it with the illness as with the life made, I nevertheless embraced it, and sees there, it became my last loving.
And some more. That I finally go with easy step and singing heart on the large journey, backinto the homeland, which I left once, in order to come on earth, I owe to the marvelous assistance of EXIT.
My friends, it would be to be mourned you ever come into the sense, if I went on journeys?
I had an easy and beautiful life.Like a Mozart Symphonie it led directly into an easy and beautiful and final sparkling from impatience.
12. March 1994
probably lives, probably lives on hearts, says to you your
Sandra Paretti

Paretti begins the touching text, which was to be quoted here as a whole, because each Exzerptwould not do justice to its composition, with an address to the friends. The comparison of the life with a celebration refers (you reminds you) to common experiences. A guidance motive represents the topic of the music : the music grew silent, to tome, beautiful one blueDanube, Mozart - Symphonie, Finale. The impression of a cheerful tendency becomes by seasons - and landscape comparison (spring meadows) as well as by three-way use of the adjective easily underlined. In almost scandalous way the text, which celebrates certain death, refuses itself to the generic conventions of oneDeath notice. The friends are not to mourn, the incurable illness (cancer) as loving are seen, which death called large journey. The homeland before the birth possibly alludes to Wiedergeburt - conceptions. The text advertisement for umstrittenenen Swiss Sterbehilfe at the same time makes - association EXIT. Withliving well-being at friends and readers ends the announcement.

Parettis free death, above all however the announcement, excited large attention.


  • rose and sword ¹ (1967)
  • lark and lion ¹ (1969)
  • magenta and diamond ¹ (1971)
  • the winter, which was a summer (1972),1976
  • if the desire tree (1975) films the tenants
  • of the earth (1975), 2004 film
  • the charm ship (1977)
  • Maria Canossa (1979)
  • the echo of your voice (1980)
  • Paradiesmann (1983)
  • fairy tale from one night (1985)
  • South Seas fever (1986)
  • tare Calese (1988)
  • my rain citizen world theatre (1989)
  • in the Nixenkahn of the Danube (1996)

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