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Hans Magnus Enzensberger - 90th Birthday on 11 November 2019

11.11.2019

»One of Germany‘s leading public intellectuals.« London Review of Books

»If Enzensberger didn’t exist, he’d have to be invented.« FAZ

                                                   

On November 11, 2019, Hans Magnus Enzensberger is celebrating his 90th birthday. The author of poetry, non-fiction works and novels, he is one of the most influential and internationally renowned German intellectuals. Born in the Bavarian Allgäu in 1929, Enzensberger studied Languages, Philosophy and Literary Studies at universities in Freiburg and Paris, among others. In 1955, he completed a doctoral thesis on Clemens Brentano’s poetics. Two years later, he published his first book, a volume of poetry entitled verteidigung der wölfe (defence of the wolves).

From 1965 onwards, Suhrkamp Verlag published the magazine Kursbuch, which Enzensberger co-founded and which added an important voice to the discours on Germany‘s self-understanding. Ever since then, a great number of works have been published by Suhrkamp Verlag, including the volume Mausoleum (1978), which he portrays the contradictions of »progress« in 37 ballads, or Europe, Europe (1989), in which Enzensberger takes a look onto our continent from the margins. Tumult, in which Enzensberger deals with his own past, received great response in 2015. Beyond that, Hans Magnus Enzensberger rendered outstanding services to Suhrkamp Verlag by becoming a member of the supervisory board in 2013.

For his various literary activities, Enzensberger has received numerous accolades, including the Georg-Büchner-Prize in 1963 and most recently the Frank-Schirrmacher-Prize in 2015. This year, Suhrkamp Verlag is going to publish the works Poems 1950-2020, an entertaining tour of his poetic oeuvre and Windfalls - Just a Notebook, in which Enzensberger confronts us, sharp-tongued, outright and resolute, with zeitgeist and mainstream. Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s works have been translated into more than 50 languages.

Europe, Europe
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Europe, Europe
Album
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Album
Civil Wars
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Civil Wars
Particulars
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Particulars
The Elixirs of Science
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Elixirs of Science
Enzensberger’s Panoptikum
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Enzensberger’s Panoptikum
An Expert Review in 89 Numbers
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
An Expert Review in 89 Numbers
Windfalls
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Windfalls
Fortuna and Probability
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Fortuna and Probability
»for means of brutal communication«
Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Uwe Johnson
»for means of brutal communication«
The History of the Clouds
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The History of the Clouds
Hammerstein or Idiosyncrasy
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Hammerstein or Idiosyncrasy
A Handful of Anecdotes
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
A Handful of Anecdotes
Nothing but Money!
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Nothing but Money!
The Labyrinth of Intelligence
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Labyrinth of Intelligence
Josefine and I
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Josefine and I
Kiosk
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Kiosk
The Short Summer of Anarchy
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Short Summer of Anarchy
Lighter than Air
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Lighter than Air
Mausoleum
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Mausoleum
Politics and Crime
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Politics and Crime
Political Crumbs
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Political Crumbs
Terror´s Men
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Terror's Men
»Write down everything that is true«
Ingeborg Bachmann, Hans Magnus Enzensberger
»Write down everything that is true«
Tumult
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Tumult
Skirmishes and Scholia
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Skirmishes and Scholia
Survival Artists
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Survival Artists
The Sinking of the Titanic
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Sinking of the Titanic
Gone!
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Gone!
Zigzag
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Zigzag