Due to the fact 1968, Oberlin university has hosted a German writers-in-residence application, the oldest application of its style within the usa. The record of members in the course of its first 35 years is amazing, together with the various such a lot favourite writers from Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland. Christa Wolf, Jurek Becker, Helga Novak, Ulrich Plenzdorf, Barbara Frischmuth, Tankred Dorst, and Peter Bichsel have been early members. extra lately, the German-Turkish author and poet Zafer Senocak was once consultant of multicultural tendencies in German literature, whereas Anna Mitgutsch, Doron Rabinovici, and Peter Stephan Jungk have represented the recent new release of German-Jewish writers. This ebook chronicles the writers-in-residence software from 1968 to 2003. a bit on each one writer comprises an introductory write-up relationship from the time of the author's stopover at; info at the author's lifestyles and profession considering that point; a brand new fictional or biographical contribution; and an up to date bibliography. The authors' contributions variety from prose texts and poems that includes or encouraged by way of Oberlin to private stories, memories, diary entries, and letters. The publication is bilingual, with many of the new contributions in German, whereas the introductory texts and lots of the biographical updates are in English. The booklet remembers moments of the final 35 years of ecu historical past -- and eu perspectives of the USA and of a small city in Ohio that has replaced but remained an identical. Dorothea Kaufmann is a member of the college in place of abode, and Heidi Thomann Tewarson is Professor and Chair, either within the division of German Language and Literatures at Oberlin university.
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