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Raoul Schrott was born in 1964, grew up in Tunis and Tyrol, and now lives in Ireland. He studied literature and linguistics at Norwich, Paris, Berlin and Innsbruck, and taught at the Instituto Orientale in Naples from 1990 to 1993. he writes poetry, essays, and fiction, and is a prolific translator. His best-known books of poetry are Hotels (1995) and Tropen (1998), while his anthology of "poetry from the first four thousand years," Die Erfindung der Poesie (The Invention of Poetry), was published to considerable critical acclaim in 1997. Raoul Schrott has won many prizes and awards, including the Leonce and Lean Poetry Prize (1995), Robert Musil Award (1996), and the Peter Huchel Poetry Prize (1999).

Physikalische Optik II und andere Gedichte (Physical Optics II and other poems) from Tropen (Munich and Vienna: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1998): Vol. 6, No. 2/3

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