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

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ISBN: 978-3-10-033642-2


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Wolfgang Hilbig’s magnificent short stories are his actual main work: distinctive journeys of discovery through the landscape of the soul, with no comparison in the whole of German-language literature. With enormous poetic imagination and a uniquely suggestive language, Wolfgang Hilbig writes about everyday and working life in the GDR, about the maelstroms of reunification, about his lost and finally found place in the world. Above all, however, these short stories are about how a man can find himself, despite all enticements and threats – and about the greatest and ultimate adventure of our times: the discovery of one’s own self.

This collection – volume 2 of his complete works – compiles all Wolfgang Hilbig’s short stories in the order of their origin. It also includes a number of unpublished texts and an afterword by Katja Lange-Müller.

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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