New Translation by Didem Uca

Penn Graduate Student Didem Uca's translation of Regina Ullmann has appeared with New Books in German

From New Books in German: 

"Regina Ullmann was born in 1884 in the Swiss town of St Gallen. Moving to Munich with her mother in 1902, she began to write and to associate with other poets and writers of the age, most prominently Rainer Maria Rilke. A prolific writer throughout her life, she published poetry, short stories and verse drama, first rising to prominence with the publication of the short story collection Die Landstraße, which was re-issued in 2007 to critical acclaim. These three poems, translated exclusively for NBG by Didem Uca, testify to her powerful writing of desire."

Didem Uca is a first year graduate student at Penn. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 2011 with honors in both of her majors, German and Comparative Literature. At Bryn Mawr, she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the various roles of language in the texts of Holocaust survivors Primo Levi and Jurek Becker. In 2011-2012, she taught English at Gaziantep University in Turkey as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. The 20th century fascinates her, especially WWII and its aftermath, and the multicultural, multilingual texts of writers of non-German heritage.