Gertrud von le Fort

Gertrud von le Fort

Gertrud von le Fort (1876-1971) was a German novelist and essayist. A convert to Catholicism, she attended the universities of Heidelberg, Berlin, and Marburg. She was a prolific writer whose poetry and novels, which have been translated into many languages, won her acclaim throughout Europe. Besides her creative work, she wrote The Eternal Woman, published by Ignatius Press.

  1. The Innocents and Other Stories cover

    Newly translated into English for the first time, these four novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort are from her later works of historical fiction. Ominous and mysterious, these page-turning stories bring to life momentous chapters in from the past. The Innocents, set in Germany after the… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction short stories World War II

  2. These three novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort, newly translated for the first time into English for this volume, are from her later works of historical fiction, in which she displays her mastery as a dramatist of ideas. The Wife of Pilate imagines the slow, arduous… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history saints science

  3. “The point of departure for my creation was not primarily the destiny of the sixteen Carmelites of Compi├Ęgne but the figure of the young Blanche. . . . Born in the profound horror of a time darkened by the signs of destiny, this figure arose before me in some way… Read more »

    Tags: Carmelites ebooks Europe historical fiction history martyrdom war