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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Books this Season: World War Two

Spring 2005

It won't leave us alone. Sixty years after the end of the war, a new wave of memorial literature is sweeping Germany. We list important studies such as Götz Aly's "Hitler's Volkstaat", as well as novels, biographies and memoires.
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Books this Season: Nonfiction

Spring 2005

Biographies of Friede Springer, Stefan Aust and Martin Walser and the latest book by philosopher Peter Sloterdijk.
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Books this Season: Politics

Spring 2005

Work can no longer form the foundation of our self-image. With this simple statement, Wolfgang Engler seems to have struck a nerve among Feuilletonists.
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Books this Season: Fiction

Winter 2004/2005

Among the favourites of the season are Terezia Mora, Antje Ravic Strubel, Juli Zeh, Brigitte Kronauer and Irina Liebmann. Thank goodness they're not so young that we have to speak of a new girl-wonder phenomenon.
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Books this Season: Nonfiction

Winter 2004/2005

From the mysterious identity of a possibly Jewish SS officer to the history of i.d. itself.
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Books this Season: Politics

Winter 2004/2005

According to the German critics, the most exciting political books this season came from the United States.
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Books this Season: Arabic Literature

Winter 2004/2005

The best of the 'Arab Worlds' focus of the 2004 Frankfurter Book Fair.
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Books this Season: Memoirs and Biographies

Winter 2004/2005

Refreshingly non-nostalgic memoirs out of the former East Germany and fresh takes on Schiller and Frederick the Great.
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