Viebig, Clara (kläˈrä fēˈbĭkh) [key], 1860–1952, German novelist of the naturalist school. A skillful and sympathetic portrayer of working-class women, she wrote many novels, among them Das Weiberdorf [the women's village] (1900), Das tägliche Brot (1900, tr. Our Daily Bread, 1909), Die Wacht am Rhein [the watch on the Rhine] (1902), Das schlafende Heer (1904; tr. The Sleeping Army, 1929), Das Kreuz im Venn [the cross in Venn] (1908), Töchter der Hekuba (1917; tr. The Daughters of Hecuba, 1922), and a historical novel Der Vielgeliebte und die Vielgehasste [the much-loved man and the much-hated woman] (1935).
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