- RAKUSA, Ilma
- Ilma Rakusa was born
in Slovakia in 1946 as the daughter of a Slovenian father and a
Hungarian mother. In 1951 her family moved to Zürich, where
the author still lives after studying there, in Paris and St. Petersburg.
She wrote her dissertation in 1971 on the motif of loneliness in
Russian literature and has been teaching college since that time,
first full-time and later part-time. In addition to being a freelance
author, she works as a translator, critic, and editor. In 2003 she
was awarded the Adelbert-von-Chamisso Prize.
Neun Zeilen die Länge (Nine Lines the Length), from
Ein Strich durch alles: Neunzig Neunzeiler, (Frankfurt
am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1997): Vol. 5, No. 1
Limbo I (Limbo I), from Love after Love, (Frankfurt
am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2001): Vol. 9 No. 1/2
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