- HILBIG, Wolfgang
- Wolfgang Hilbig was
born in the town of Meuselwitz in Saxony in 1941; he thus grew up
in the German Democratic Republic, where his life became increasingly
difficult form him. In 1985, he was able to move to the Federal
Republic of Germany, and he has lived there as a free-lance writer
since. Hilbig's literary treatment of the entanglement of mind and
power, i.e., writers and State Security, as it becomes apparent
in the exceprt from his novel Ich, published in Vol. 1 No.
1, complements the essay by Walther and Prittwitz, also in Vol.
1 No. 1 ("View from Germany --State Security and Writers: Report
on the Research Project" by Joachim Walther and Gesine von Prittwitz,
translated by Scott G. Williams). Though Hilbig has published prose
as well as poetry, he is, in the estimation of many, one of the
most important writers of prose in German.
Ich (I ): Vol. 1, No. 1
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