Goll-Aischmann, Clara

NOVELIST, POET (GERMANY)
BORN 29 Oct 1890, Nürnberg - DIED 30 May 1977, Paris
REAL NAME Aischmann, Clara
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 10, 1ere ligne)

Clara Aischmann was of Jewish descent. In 1911 she married the Swis publisher Heinrich Studer, with whom she lived in Leipzig. They had a daughter in 1912. She was a pacifist and in 1916 she emigrated to Switzerland in protest of the First World War. In 1917 her marriage ended in divorce and in the same year she met Yvan Goll. They became engaged, but in 1918 she had an affair with Rainer Maria Rilke in Munich. After the affair ended they remained friends until he died in 1926.

In 1918 she published "Mitwelt", a volume of poetry. In 1919 she and Yvan Goll went to Paris and in 1921 they were married. Her work was now published in French as well and she wrote several volume of poetry together with her husband.

In 1939 they fled to New York, returning to France in 1947. She was the only member of her family who had survived the holocaust. Ivan Goll died in 1950 and from that time she dedicated her own work to him. She wrote two autobiographical novels, "Der gestohlene Himmel" (1962) and "Träumtänzerin" (1971). A dispute over copyrights and plagiarism with Paul Celan was known as the Goll-Affair.

Family
• Husband: Goll, Ivan

Related persons
• was a friend of Arp, Hans

Sources
Goll, Claire - Vita
Wikipedia (English)

Images

The grave of Ivan and Clara Goll at Père Lachaise, Paris. It is located directly opposite the grave of Frédéric Chopin.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 


Gomperz-Bettelheim, Caroline von

Published: 11 Nov 2007
Last update: 13 Jun 2011