One of the most renowned German authors after 1945 is dead. Hans Magnus Enzensberger died on Thursday at the age of 93 in Munich, as the two publishers Suhrkamp and Hanser announced on Friday.
Enzensberger was born in Kaufbeuren on November 11, 1929 and grew up in Nuremberg. He studied literature and philosophy and, as an author, repeatedly got involved in social discourse and certain political debates. He caused a stir with his first volume of poetry, “Defense of the Wolves” from 1957. One of the most influential authors in German literature, Enzensberger wrote novels, essays, anecdotes and memoirs as well as dramas, such as “The Titanic”, which was staged by George Tabori in 1980. He has received many awards for his work, including the Georg Büchner Prize at the age of 33. The poet, essayist, biographer, publisher, translator and editor was one of the influential authors of the West German post-war literature.