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Günter Kunert (1929–2019)

Author of Der andere Planet : Ansichten von Amerika

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About the Author

Gunter Kunert was born in Berkin on march 6, 1929, to a Jewish mother and a Roman Catholic father. He survived the war but lost many relatives on his mother's side to the Holocaust. He quit university to devote himself to writing in 1947, after the publication of his first poem, "A Train Rolls show more Past". Like many young intellectuals in the early years of East Germany, he was an anti-fascist committed to the ideals of building an egalitarian society; he joined the Communist Party in 1949. His writing caught the attention of Bertolt Brecht and the author and politician Johannes R. Becher, who became mentors and helped promote his works. In 1962 he won the Heinrich Mann Prize for essay writing, the first of more than a dozen awards he collected throughout his lifetime, which also included honorary doctorates from Allegheny College and Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. Gunter Kunert passed away on September 21, 2019 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Günter Kunert

Uit hoofde van de hoeden (1967) 16 copies
Erwachsenenspiele (1997) 15 copies
Ein englisches Tagebuch (1978) 14 copies, 1 review
Vertraagde monologen (1981) 7 copies
Abtötungsverfahren (1980) 5 copies
Die Geburt der Sprichwörter (2011) 5 copies, 1 review
Der Mittelpunkt der Erde (1975) 5 copies
Die geheime Bibliothek (1973) 5 copies
Warnung vor Spiegeln (1980) 4 copies
Der Hai. Erzählungen und kleine Prosa. (1997) — Author — 4 copies
Jeder Wunsch ein Treffer (1976) 3 copies
Fremd daheim Gedichte (1990) 3 copies
Ohne Umkehr (2018) 3 copies
Lovestory en la RDA (1901) 3 copies
Mein Lesebuch (1983) 3 copies
Mein Golem (1996) 2 copies
Berlin beizeiten (1987) 2 copies
Ortsangaben. 2 copies
Camera obsura (1978) 2 copies
Zurück ins Paradies (1984) 2 copies
Ricordo di un pianeta (1980) 2 copies
Stilleben. Gedichte (1983) 2 copies
Unser Klopstock ein lyrisches Stimmenkonzert (2003) — Narrator — 1 copy
Fr̲rd̃arnas hattar (1973) 1 copy
Chats du sud 1 copy
Auf leisen Pfoten (1994) 1 copy

Associated Works

Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture (1991) — Contributor — 572 copies, 4 reviews
Deutsche Gedichte (1956) — Contributor, some editions — 132 copies
The Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art (1979) — Contributor — 89 copies, 1 review
Contemporary East European Poetry: An Anthology (1983) — Contributor — 40 copies
Frauen in der DDR : 20 Erzählungen (1976) — Author — 19 copies
Fahrt mit der S- Bahn. Erzähler der DDR. (1971) — Author — 17 copies, 1 review
Grand Street 73: Delusions (Spring 2004) (1899) — Contributor — 8 copies

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