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Erich Fried (6 May 1921 – 22 November 1988) was an Austrian poet who settled in England, known for his political-minded poetry. He was also a broadcaster, translator and essayist.

Born to Jewish parents Nelly and Hugo Fried in Vienna, he was a child actor and from an early age wrote strongly political essays and poetry. He fled with his mother to London after his father was murdered by the Gestapo after the Anschluss with Nazi Germany. During the war, he did casual work as a librarian and a factory hand. He joined Young Austria, a left-wing emigrant youth movement, but left in 1943 in protest at its growing Stalinist tendencies. In 1944 he married Maria Marburg, shortly before the birth of his son Hans. In the same year his first volume of poetry was published. He separated from Maria in 1946, and they divorced in 1952. In the same year he married Nan Spence Eichner, with whom he had two children; David (1958) and Katherine (1961). Erich and Nan divorced in 1965. In 1965 he got married for a third time to Catherine Boswell with whom he had three children; Petra (1965), Klaus and Tom (1969).

From 1952 to 1968 he worked as a political commentator for the BBC German Service. He translated works by Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas. In 1962 he returned to Vienna for the first time.

He published several volumes of poetry as well as radio plays and a novel. His work was sometimes controversial, including attacks on the Zionist movement and support for left-wing causes. His work was mainly published in the West, but in 1969, a selection of his poetry was published in the GDR poetry series Poesiealbum, and his Dylan Thomas translations were published in that same series in 1974. The composer Hans Werner Henze set two of Fried's poems for his song-cycle Voices (1973).

In 1982 he regained his Austrian nationality, though he also retained the British nationality he had adopted in 1949. He died of intestinal cancer in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1988 and is buried in Kensal Green cemetery, London.

An Austrian literary prize is named after him - the Erich Fried Prize.

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Total Books: 92
Love Poems
2012 - Love Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847492951
ISBN-10: 1847492959
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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100 Poems Without A Country
2007 - 100 Poems Without a Country (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780873760966
ISBN-10: 0873760964
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Du schne Welt es geht ans End
2005 - Du Schne Welt Es Geht Ans End (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783546003933
ISBN-10: 3546003934
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Einbruch der Wirklichkeit
2005 - Einbruch Der Wirklichkeit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803125217
ISBN-10: 3803125219
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Mein Heldenzeitalter
2005 - Mein Heldenzeitalter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499238345
ISBN-10: 3499238349
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Unverwundenes
2004 - Unverwundenes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803124944
ISBN-10: 3803124948
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Beunruhigungen
2003 - Beunruhigungen (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783803122926
ISBN-10: 3803122929
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Der Kaufamnn von Venedig
2002 - Der Kaufamnn Von Venedig (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803124456
ISBN-10: 380312445X
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Wunder Kinder Zeit Erzhlungen
2002 - Wunder Kinder Zeit Erzhlungen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783803112101
ISBN-10: 3803112109
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Die bunten Getme Siebzig Gedichte
2002 - Die Bunten Getme Siebzig Gedichte (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803124470
ISBN-10: 3803124476
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Ein Soldat und ein Mdchen
2002 - Ein Soldat Und Ein Mdchen (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783546429740
ISBN-10: 3546429745
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Mitunter sogar Lachen Erinnerungen
2002 - Mitunter Sogar Lachen Erinnerungen (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9783803131713
ISBN-10: 3803131715
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Liebe
2002 - Liebe (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783216306319
ISBN-10: 3216306313
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Anfechtungen Fnfzig Gedichte
2001 - Anfechtungen Fnfzig Gedichte (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803124210
ISBN-10: 3803124212
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Die Freiheit den Mund aufzumachen Achtundvierzig Gedichte
2001 - Die Freiheit Den Mund Aufzumachen Achtundvierzig Gedichte (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803124111
ISBN-10: 3803124115
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Zur Zeit und zur Unzeit Gedichte
2001 - Zur Zeit Und Zur Unzeit Gedichte (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803124036
ISBN-10: 3803124034
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Lebensschatten
2001 - Lebensschatten (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783803123985
ISBN-10: 3803123984
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Fast alles Mgliche Wahre Geschichten und gltige Lgen
2000 - Fast Alles Mgliche Wahre Geschichten Und Gltige Lgen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803123893
ISBN-10: 3803123895
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Mitunter sogar Lachen CD Erinnerungen gelesen vom Autor
2000 - Mitunter Sogar Lachen Cd Erinnerungen Gelesen Vom Autor (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783803140357
ISBN-10: 3803140358
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Lysistrata Die Komdie des Aristophanes
2000 - Lysistrata Die Komdie Des Aristophanes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803123640
ISBN-10: 380312364X
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Am Rand unserer Lebenszeit
2000 - Am Rand Unserer Lebenszeit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803123862
ISBN-10: 3803123860
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1995 - Children and Fools [Masks] (Paperback)
1991 - El Equivoco [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
On Pain of Seeing Poems [Poetry Europe series 11] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Fruhe Gedichte [German Edition] (Hardcover)
Gegen Das Vergessen [Bund-Bibliophil - German Edition] (Other)
Die Bunten Getume 70 Gedichte [Quarthefte ; 90 - German Edition] (Other)Paperback
Das Nahe Suchen Gedichte [Quarthefte ; 119 - German Edition] (Other)Paperback
Beunruhigungen Gedichte [Quartheft - German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
100 Gedichte Ohne Vaterland [Wagenbachs Taschenbucherei ; 44 - German Edition] (Other)
Anfragen Und Nachreden Politische Texte [Wagenbachs Taschenbuch - German Edition] (Other)
Die Muse Hat Kanten Aufsatze Und Reden Zur Literatur [Wagenbach Taschenbuch - German Edition] (Other)
Erich Fried [Text + Kritik] (Paperback)