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Marie Luise Kaschnitz

Marie Luise Kaschnitz was a German short story writer, novelist, essayist and poet. She is considered to be one of the leading post-war German poets.She was born in Karlsruhe. She married archaeologist Guido Freiherr Von Kaschnitz-Weinberg (the author of The Mediterranean Foundations of Ancient Art) in 1925, and travelled with him on archaeological expeditions.

She received high praise for her short stories, many of which were inspired by events in her life, complemented by her personal reminiscences. These stories were collected in books such as Orte and Engelsbrücke. She enjoyed travel greatly and her tales make use of diverse settings. They are thoughtful in nature, rather than eventful, often dealing with particular stages in a woman's life or a relationship. Her main collection is Lange Schatten ("Long Shadows"). Her favorite story was 1961's "Das dicke Kind".

Her post-war essay collection in Menschen und Dinge 1945 established her reputation in Germany. Her poems dealt with the war and the early post-war period, often expressing a yearning for a peaceful past, but also hope for the future. In the volume Dein Schweigen – meine Stimme she dealt with the death of her husband. After 1960 she became influenced by Pablo Neruda.

She briefly taught poetics at the University of Frankfurt. She was a member of PEN. She won many prizes, including the Georg Büchner Prize in 1955 and the Roswitha Prize in 1973. She was nominated for the 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature. She died, aged 73, in Rome. The Marie Luise Kaschnitz Prize is named in her honor.

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Some of their strengths

Marie Luise Kaschnitz has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Intelligent, Intellectual, Analytical, Imaginative, Loyal, and Intense.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Marie Luise Kaschnitz is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who is known for being a good partner.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Marie Luise Kaschnitz well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Marie Luise Kaschnitz as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Courageous and Strong

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Marie Luise Kaschnitz is someone who is a risk-taker and a pioneer who only gets stronger through the hardships that are encountered in life.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Marie Luise Kaschnitz tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Marie Luise Kaschnitz's challenges

While Marie Luise Kaschnitz has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Marie Luise Kaschnitz can be Emotional, Irritable, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Standoffish, Arrogant, and Status-seeking.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Marie Luise Kaschnitz's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Irritable and Moody

Marie Luise Kaschnitz is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Marie Luise Kaschnitz also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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