Uwe Timm

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-30
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Uwe Timm is one of the most prolific, successful and important writers in Germany today. His work enjoys popular appeal and has consistently received the highest critical acclaim. Uwe Timm Volume IIupdates and extends the firstUwe Timm, published in 1999. It begins with the author's acceptance speech for the Jakob-Wassermann prize and includes a fascinating interview with him about the recent development of his career. Critical essays by Matin Hielscher, Manfred Durzak, Rhys Williams and David Basker focus both on Timm's latest work and on new perspectives on his early career which contemporary debates have offered. The volume includes a full bibliography.

Author Biography

David Basker is Senior Lecturer and Head of German at University of Wales Swansea. Other books in the Contemporary German Writers series written by him include: Sarah Kirsch (1997); Uwe Timm (1998); Hermann Peter Piwitt (2000); Hans-Ulrich Treichel (2004).

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Dankredep. 1
Outline Biographyp. 9
'Selbstdeutung und Selbstfindung': Gespräch mit Uwe Timmp. 12
Wärmestromp. 26
Zweimal Deutsch-Südwestafrika: Uwe Timms Roman Morenga und Gerhard Seyfrieds Roman Hererop. 37
Connection, Dysfunction, Generation: Uwe Timm's Nicht morgen, nicht gestern and Rotp. 50
'A Perfectly Ordinary Childhood': Uwe Timm's Am Beispiel meines Brudersp. 71
Memorialization and Personal Memory: Uwe Timm's Der Freund und der Fremdep. 85
Bibliographyp. 98
Indexp. 140
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