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Enzensberger, Hans Magnus

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1929-    ) German poet, critic and author of several novels for adults and for Young Adult audiences; of the latter, Wo warst du, Robert? (1998; trans Anthea Bell as Where Were You, Robert? 2000; vt Lost in Time 2000) is a Time Travel tale whose protagonist falls farther and farther into the past through images on television and movie screens, until he lands in the Netherlands as the Thirty Years War is beginning. Der Untergang der Titanic (1978; trans author as The Sinking of the Titanic 1980 chap), a narrative poem, translates the sinking of the Titanic into a legend emblematic of the course of Western civilization towards apocalypse. [JC]

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

born Kaufbeuren, Germany: 11 November 1929

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