Elsner, Gisela (1937-1992)
Scope:
The Gisela Elsner collection includes manuscripts, printed material, and other material.

Manuscripts in the collection consist of novels, shorter pieces, radio scripts, and more. Novels include Die Riesenzwerge, Der Nachwuchs, Das Beruhrungsverbot, Herr Lieselheimer und weitre Vursuche, die Wirklichkeit zu Bewaltigen, Der Punktsieg, Die Zerreissprobe, Abseits, Die Zahmung, Die Windei, Helig Blut, Fliegelalarm, and others.  Manuscripts for shorter pieces include "Der Sonntag eines Briefträgers," "Daniel in der Sardinenbüchse," "Die Auferstehung der Gisela Elsner," "The Initiation," "Antwortbrief Hermann Kafkas auf Kafkas Brief an seinen Vater," ‘Meine erste liebes geschichte," and "Die Schattenspender."  Radio scripts include "Der Liestungsknick, Ein Porträt von Gisela Elsner," "Nöll," "Seit dem jahr 1919 existiert…," and "Von der Dummheit de Wissenschaft, Bouvard und Pechuchet von Gustave Flaubert eine Funkerzählung von Gisela Elsner."  Also present are manuscripts for "Sterben und Sterben Lassen" (an essay) and "Das ewige Weibliche" (an article).

Printed materials in the collection include various articles, four issues of Kurbiskern, and articles for Die Tageszeitung (a Berlin newspaper). Also present are reviews, interviews, and publicity for many of Elsner’s novels.

Also present are Elsner’s 1987 Gerrit Engelke Prize (and related materials), a video titled "Gute Nacht Geschichten," and a copy of a letter to Elsner’s Spanish editor concerning The Giant Dwarfs.
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Notable Figures
1. Elsner, Gisela, 1937-1992
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Novels and Short Stories Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Women authors, German
4. German literature – Women authors
5. German literature – 20th century