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Libuša Moníková was born in Prague in 1945. She immigrated to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1971. She first taught at the universities of Kassel and Bremen, and since 1981 lived as a freelance writer. In 1998 she died of cancer in Berlin. Her work has been critically acclaimed. She won the 1991 Adelbert-von-Chamisso Prize. In her last, posthumously published novel, she continues to pursue her main themes (loss and suffering) and literary styles (a Kafkaesque realism); however, in contrast to the strong female characters of her other works, the main character is a man on the verge of a breakdown.

Der Taumel (Vertigo) from Der Taumel (Munich and Vienna: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2000): Vol. 9, No. 1/2

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