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Hans Bender, born in 1919 in Mühlhausen (Kriechgau), has lived in Cologne since 1959. He is known for both his prose and his editorial work. His short stories helped establich the modern German Kurzgeschichte, or Short Story (the use of the English term in German is symptomatic of the influence of American storytelling), after the Second World War. In addition to stories and novels, he has also written poetry. Together with Walter Höllerer, he founded Akzente, one of Germany's most influential literary magazines. he had a long-time association with Dimension, and has been instrumental on the editorial board of DIMENSION2. Taken from a collection of notes he kept from 1988 to 1998, the excerpts in Volume 7, Number 2/3 are from that collection's last section (from the years 1997/98).

Tauben fliegen auf und andere Aufzeichnungen (Pigeons Take Flight) from Wie die Linien meiner Hand (Munich and Vienna: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1999): Vol. 7, No. 2/3

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