Joseph Joachim (1822-1882) und Helene Raff (1865-1942) Nachlass: Brief von Dora Stieler an Helene Raff  - BSB Raffiana VI. Stieler, Dora

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek


The daughter of the poet Karl Stieler (1842-1885) was born in 1875 in Munich and died in 1957. She grew up in Schwabing and Augsburg and lived in what is now the "Stielerhaus" on Lake Tegernsee from 1910. At the age of 13 she suffered from an eye condition that meant she could only see in one eye. Life had better things in store for her in literary terms: "[A] splendid, dear old maid, who writes magnificent poems. Much better than her daddy," said her patron Ludwig Thoma (1867-1921). A poem by Dora Stieler was already included in the "Bayernbuch" published by Thoma and Georg Queri (1879-1919) in 1913. The painter and poet Helene Raff (1865-1942), who was born in Wiesbaden, had been involved in the bourgeois women's movement since the 1890s; she joined the Verein für Fraueninteressen founded in Munich (1894) in 1899 and the female writers' association in 1913. From the very beginning, her works have focused on the transformation of the role of women in the present. The two postcards from Dora Stieler to Helene Raff date from 30 March 1935/1936 and contain congratulations on her 70th and 71st birthday. Datum: 2019


Peter Czoik

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