On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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In praise of the novel

Tuesday 13 September, 2005

"Humankind will prevail because, in spite of the accidents of history, the novel tells us that art restores the life in us that was disregarded by the haste of history." Carlos Fuentes' opening speech at the Fifth International Literature Festival Berlin pays tribute to Don Quixote and literature as a whole.
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