Woman of the week:

Virginia Lee Burton

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Virginia Lee Burton

Born 30 August 1909 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Died 15 October 1968 in Boston, MA

American author and illustrator of children’s books; graphic artist and teacher; founder of Folly Cove Designers
45th Anniversary of death on 15 October 2013


Virginia Lee Burton believed in trying to give children what they like and want. The popular children’s book author always wrote and illustrated her books in collaboration with her two sons and their friends; if something didn’t appeal to them it would be changed. In this way books such as The Little House or Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (in German: Klas und sein Bagger) were created and became classics of children’s literature. Her books often feature large machines (the steam shovel Mary Anne, or Katy the tractor) or humanized objects (such as the Little House) which must overcome …

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Woman of the week:

Dinah Washington

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Dinah Washington


This biography is not yet available in English. You can find the German version here


Woman of the week:

Janet Frame

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Janet Frame


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Woman of the week:

Erika Mann

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Erika Mann


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Woman of the week:

Adele Schopenhauer

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Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Ida Kerkovius

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Ida Kerkovius


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Woman of the week:

Alma Mahler-Werfel

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Austrian composer, author and companion of famous men

born August 31, 1879 in Vienna
died December 11, 1964 in New York City


Alma Schindler began composition studies with Alexander von Zemlinsky in 1897, composing Lieder and instrumental pieces as well as starting work on an opera. She married the composer Gustav Mahler, who was 20 years her senior. Mahler wrote: “The role of composer falls to me, yours is that of loving companion…!” She obeyed him, reluctantly. By the time Mahler, after a crisis in their marriage, suddenly took an interest in her composition (he had five of her Lieder printed), she had long given up. “Ten years of wasted development cannot be made up anymore. It was a galvanized corpse that …

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