|Birthname||Anschil Alfred Lichtenstein|
|born on||23 August 1889 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°50' 29°52 Asc. 23°11'|
German expressionist writer noted for his 1911 poem "Die Dämmerung" (Twilight). He was first noticed after publishing poems and short stories in a grotesque style, which invited comparison with a friend of his, Jakob van Hoddis. Indeed, there were claims of imitation: while Hoddis created the style, Lichtenstein enlarged it, it was said. Lichtenstein played with this reputation by writing a short story, "The Winner", which describes in a scurillous way the random friendship of two young men, wherein one falls victim to the other. By using false names he often made fun of real people from the Berlin literary scene, including himself as Kuno Kohn, a silent shy boy; in "The Winner" a virile van Hoddis kills Kuno Kohn at the end of the story.
Lichtenstein admired the style of the French writer Alfred Jarry not only in his ironic writings, but like him he rode his bicycle through town. However he was not to grow old: he died at the front in World War I, on 25 September 1914, aged 25, near Vermandovillers, Somme, France.
- friend relationship with Van Hoddis, Jakob (born 16 May 1887)
- compare to chart of Sorge, Reinhard (born 29 January 1892). Notes: Buried in same cemetery in France
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.
- Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 25)
- Vocation : Military : Combat
- Vocation : Military : Killed
- Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Poet