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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Standing in file

from 09.09.2005

Under the pseudo-rabble rousing title "Writers! Break free of your routine!", Eva Menasse, whose work I otherwise enjoy, laments the refusal of writers to take a position behind the SPD. She observes querulously the "bored routine" with which the question "are the intellectuals political enough?" is posed in the German ...

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