Authors Alfred Grosser, David Grossman, Claudio Magris, Orhan Pamuk, Boualem Sansal and Martin Walser
warned Assad that his country is "in the process of disappearing" as a result of the 20-month violence that has left nearly 40,000 dead in the letter, published online and dated Dec.
Topics include political dislocation in the poetry of Volker Braun, German exiles in postcolonial Anglophone writing, Stefan Heym's exile poetry as the foundation for his later fiction, East German autobiography after East Germany, identify formation in Ingo Schulze's Handy: Thirteen Tales in the Old Style, and dislocation as a motif in the works of Martin Walser
In an interview in Die Zeit, when asked about the public roles taken on by Gunter Grass and Martin Walser
, she spoke critically of writers who feel compelled to be social critics.
Hacker fended off competition from five other shortlisted authors including Ilja Trojanow, Ingo Schulze, Martin Walser
, Thomas Hettche and Sasa Stanisic, each of whom received prices of EUR2,500.
In May, Frank Schirrmacher, the present publisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, printed an open letter in his paper in which he explained to Martin Walser
his refusal to publish a first serial of the latter's novel Death of a Critic, claiming that Walser's thinly veiled caricature of Reich-Ranicki as the power-hungry telegenic critic Andre Ehrl-Konig was anti-Semitic.
Seven chapters establish the chronological development of this literary discourse, opening with an outline of the striking similarities between the literature of the former two Germanies: their common negative view of national identity in the postwar period, the equally common lack of ideological specificity, and the frequently noticed convergence in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the early ideas on German dis/unity exemplified primarily by Peter Schneider, Martin Walser
, Botho Strauss, or Irene Dische.
Shortly after Schroeder took office, a fiery debate ignited between Martin Walser
, a well-respected novelist, and Ignatz Burbis, leader of Germany's Jewish community.
, whose novels explore the conscience of Germans rebuilding the nation after World War II, was awarded the prestigious Peace Prize at the Frankfurt International Book Fair on Sunday.
Authors like Christa Wolf, Martin Walser
, and Christoph Hein gave readings in our bookstore.
The newspaper published an open letter to Martin Walser
- author of 'Death of a Critic' - stating that the novel was "a document of hate".
IN A CAREER spanning almost fifty years, Martin Walser
has never been less than provocative and controversial, whether he was questioning the social values of the early Wirtschaftswunder or challenging the recent "ritualization" of Auschwitz and its use as a "moral cudgel.
, the major literary seismograph of German soul and Befind-lichkeit over the past five decades, has taken on a new challenge in both the artistic and human sense.