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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from 04.03.2010

One week ago, after controversy exploded over Helene Hegemann's novel "Axolotl Roadkill", Ullstein Verlag published the book's literary sources. In an attempt to preempt a second round of accusations it then added the following sentence: "This novel contains passages that follow the principle of intertextuality and may therefore contain further quotations."

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