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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"I am the eternal altar boy"

from 17.11.2008

NZZ: Herr Winkler, shall we talk about life or death?

Josef Winkler: I have written thirteen books about death but somehow, since having children, I am surrounded by life. I can only warn my twelve-year old son about the dangers of life, so it doesn't end too early, in death. ...

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