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

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ISBN: 978-3-10-033846-4


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Germany in the mid-1980s: An author from Leipzig is given a special visa allowing him to leave East Germany for more than a year. Although the West remains alienating and his beloved desserts him, he does not return. Without any true connection to either his old home or his new environment, he slips into alcoholism and is plagued by writer's block. Lost and disoriented on the ever shifting sands of time, he stumbles into an otherworldly, ghostly terrain – that of his life, his very soul.
An afterword by Julia Franck and unpublished materials showing the genesis of Wolfgang Hilbig's grand autobiographical novel further enrich this volume of the new edition of Hilbig's complete works.

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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