Admin l Friday, November 25, 2022
MUNICH – German intellectual and author Hans Magnus Enzensberger is dead, the Suhrkamp publishing house announced on Friday, following confirmation from the Enzensberger’s family. He was 93 ,
Enzensberger, who was born on November 11, 1929, in Kaufbeuren in Bavaria, is ranked alongside Günter Grass, Martin Walser and Heinrich Böll among postwar literary giants in Germany.
He was involved in the “Gruppe 47” writers’ meetings and in the extra-parliamentary opposition (APO) of the 1968 movement in Germany that saw widespread disruption at universities in particular. His book “Tumult” emerged from the period.
In 1965, he founded the cultural magazine “Das Kursbuch.” Enzensberger tried his hand at many things, working as editor for Suhrkamp in Frankfurt, spending time in Cuba, Norway, Italy, Mexico, the United States and in West Berlin before German reunification.
He moved to Munich in 1979.
Enzensberger wrote novels, essays, anecdotes and memoirs, along with works like “The sinking of the Titanic,” which was staged by George Tabori in 1980.
His first volume of poetry – “Verteidigung der Wölfe” (Defence of the Wolves) was well reviewed when published in 1957. He continued writing into old age, publishing “Fallobst” (Windfall) in 2019 on current issues, such as migration.