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DEAN, Martin R.
Martin R. Dean, born in Menziken (Aargau) in 1955, is the son of a globetrotter from Trinidad and Tobago and a Swiss mother. He has travelled widely himself, including destinations in the Caribbean, Portugal, Italy, and Greece, as well as longer stays in Southern France and Paris. After studying German literature, ethnology, and philosophy, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Basel with a dissertation on Hans Henny Jahnn's novel Perrudja in 1986. He has since worked as a novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, and secondary-school teacher in Basel. His novels include Meine Väter (2003) and Monsier Fume oder das Glück der Vergesslichkeit (1988), both published by Hanser Verlag. Among his many literary awards is the 2003 prize of the Swiss Schiller Foundation. One of his texts "The Blue Elephant," has appeared in English translation. Vol. 8, No. 2/3 includes the debut publication of the German-language origianl text of "MOI." Learn more about Martin R. Dean at www.mrdean.ch.

MOI (MOI): Vol. 8, No. 2/3
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