In 1963, the writer Thea Sternheim settled in Basel. Behind her lay a long, eventful life in Germany, Belgium and Paris. Her diaries and extensive correspondence reflect the personal as well as the social catastrophes of the 20th century. For the most part, she stood in the shadow of her husband, the acclaimed and scandal-ridden playwright Carl Sternheim. Yet she actively participated in the dawn of modernism: as a collaborator, patron and collector of avant-garde art, as an intellectual friend of numerous artists, but above all as a wide-awake chronicler of her era. Now the first biography of this unconventional woman is available.
Note: On August 14, 2022, the walk "Writing Women Everywhere" will take place, which also refers to Thea Sternheim: literaturspur.ch
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Dorothea Zwirner (*1965) is an art historian and has published numerous texts on contemporary art. She lives and works as a freelance author and critic in Berlin.
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