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Maria-Magdalena Durben

writer , editor

Maria-Magdalena Durben, German writer, editor. member central committee Literature Union, 1968-1982; member International Cultural Council, since 1983; Member Der Turmbund, Gesellschaft für Literatur and Kunst (Austria), Regensburger Schriftstellergruppe, United Poets Laureate International (honorary), Internationaler Autorenkreis Plesse.

Background

Durben, Maria-Magdalena was born on July 8, 1935 in Berlin. Daughter of Bernhard and Eva (Klein) Block.

Education

Graduate Paedagogische Hochschule Erfurt and Berlin, 1958.

Career

Doctor honoris causa, University Danzig, 1977. Doctor of Letters, Free University Karachi (Pakistan), 1978, World Academy Language and Literature, Sao Paulo, 1978. HHD, Bodkin Bible Institute, United States, 1979.

Doctor of Letters, World Academy Arts and Culture, Taipei, 1981. Governess, Berlin, 1958-1961. Teacher German language, Berlin, 1961-1965.

Mentor for teachers of German, Berlin, 1965-1968. Writer, editor, Beckingen-Saar, Germany, since 1968. Editor: Essays aus juengster Zeit, Franzi Ascher-Nash, 1976.

Editor anthology Diagonalen, 1976. Mauern (Lyrik), 1978. Mauern (Prose), 1978.

(with F. Durben) Drei Tropfen Mondlicht-Lebenszeichen aus fünf Jahrzehnten, 1983. Co-editor UNIO Magazine, 1968-1978. Editor Bunte Blä tter, 1974-1978.

Member central committee Literature Union, 1968-1982. Member International Cultural Council, since 1983. Chairman 2d World Congress Poets, Taipei, Taiwan, 1973.

Founder Literarische Teestunden in der Durbenburg, 1974-1982, Literarischer Turmtee, since 1983. Organizer poetry festivals and literature competitions, 1974-1982.

Works

  • Author: (short stories) Wenn der Schnee fällt, 1974, 78. (poetry) Gruss an Taiwan, 1974. (dialogue) (with Claudia Durben) Ein Stückchen von Gott, 1974.(Kalender) (with Wendolin) Ein Berliner schnuppert Saarluft, 1977. (poems) Unterm Glasnadelzelt, 1976. (love poems) Roter Rausch und weisse Haut, 1976.(short stories) Wenn das Feuer fällt, 1976, Wenn die Asche fällt, 1976. (poems of fools) Wenn die Maske fällt, 1977. (travel book) Zwischen Knoblauch und Chrysanthemen, 1979.Haiku mit Stäbchen, 1980. (short stories, cassette) Liebe oder so, 1981. (fairy-tale) Da schrie der Schatten fürchterlich, 1975.(poems) Schaukle am blauen Stern, 1975. (poems) Lichtrunen, 1977. (poems) Fernweh, 1983.Atemnester, 1983

  • Lieb' ein Loch in die Welt, 1983. Und das Licht war Liebe, 1983. (short stories and poems) Die Lesung, 1985.(poems) Zehn Liebeslieder für Tobias, 1985.

Membership

Member central committee Literature Union, 1968-1982. Member International Cultural Council, since 1983. Member Der Turmbund, Gesellschaft für Literatur and Kunst (Austria), Regensburger Schriftstellergruppe, United Poets Laureate International (honorary), Internationaler Autorenkreis Plesse.

Connections

Married Wolfgang Durben, December 22, 1967. Children: Roman, Claudia, Friederigke.

father:
Bernhard Block

mother:
Eva (Klein) Block

spouse:
Wolfgang Durben

children:
Roman Durben

Claudia Durben

Friederigke Durben