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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Contriva and the Prussian soul

from 02.02.2007

The standard journalistic depiction of Berlin rests on four pillars in the sandy steppe: the hostile locals, the total lack of culture, a community that's as poor as it is decrepit and socialist tristesse. It's not just newspaper columns – entire books are filled with tales of the bankrupt city. ...

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