Wolfgang Hilbig Herausgegeben von: Jörg Bong + Jürgen Hosemann + Oliver Vogel

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ISBN: 978-3-10-033843-3


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The third volume of Wolfgang Hilbig’s works combined the three long narratives ‘The Women’, ‘Old Boneyard’ and ‘The Tidings of the Trees’. Evolved from the author’s experiences in East Germany’s crumbling industry and his observation of its final collapse after unification, these texts run riot in the nightly landscape of a monstrous imagination. They are among the most impressive literary products of the past decades and are also suitable as an introduction to Hilbig’s work. An afterword by Ingo Schulze completes the volume.

About Wolfgang Hilbig

To this day there is an aura of mystery around the poet Wolfgang Hilbig, who was born in 1941 and died in 2007. He grew up without a father in the small town of Meuselwitz near Leipzig, left school at fourteen and worked as an unskilled labourer in various sectors before ‘rising’ to the rank of stoker at an industrial plant. During and after work he wrote, but his texts met with official rejection in East Germany. In 1985 he moved to West Germany. Despite winning virtually every major literary prize, including the 2002 Georg Büchner Prize, he remained an outsider and cut a singular figure on the publishing scene.

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Wolfgang Hilbig
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Jörg Bong
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Oliver Vogel
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