Lisa Jobst

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Lisa Jobst (born August 27, 1920 in Dresden ; † July 5, 2005 in Leipzig ) was a German writer.


The poet published in GDR times in the magazine Das Magazin and many other newspapers and magazines.

Because her father was a violent alcoholic, her mother fled with her to The Hague in the Netherlands . Lisa Jobst grew up there and trained as a milliner after elementary school. During a vacation in Germany she met her first husband, she lost him in 1945 in the Second World War . After the end of the war she worked as an employee in Flöha, Saxony , and finally as a district librarian. In her second marriage, she married the writer Herbert Jobst in 1959 and lived in Neustrelitz , Mecklenburg until her serious illness ( Parkinson's disease ) , and in Leipzig from 2002 until her death.

She was u. a. friends with the writer Brigitte Reimann , the author Helmut Sakowski and the poets Peter Hacks and Friedrich Löchner . She became known through the publication of frivolous and funny poems in magazines such as Magazin . It was not until 1990 that she was able to publish her first volume of poetry, Ver-Dichtung (federchen-verlag neubrandenburg). One of the themes of her late poems is female sexuality in old age. A second volume of poetry was published in 2000 and is called Sollst zum Zünglein sein (also federchen-verlag neubrandenburg).

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