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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No one is indestructible

from 28.02.2012

Just as we are unable to coherently piece together parts of our own lives, it is impossible to neatly assemble the pieces of this formidable novel - three books, thirty-nine chapters, 1724 pages with sudden breaks and links - which initially seems to be an irresponsible scattering of people and motifs. ...

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