Hans Magnus Enzensberger

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger (* 11. November 1929 in Kaufbeuren) is a German poet, writer, Translator and editor, also admit Andreas Thalmayr under the alias. In addition it wrote under the name Linda Quilt and Elizabeth Ambras. Enzensberger lives today in Munich - Schwabing.

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Enzensberger is the older brother of the Anglisten Christian Enzensberger. It has two further, likewise younger brothers. The father was a post office civil servant. Its childhood spent Enzensberger in Nuremberg.

It studied literature science and philosophy in Attain, Freiburg in mash gau, Hamburg and to the Sorbonne in Paris. During its study he was scholarship holder of the study donation of the German people. it attained a doctorate to 1955 with a work over Clemens Brentanos Poetik. Until 1957 he workedthereupon as a radio editor in Stuttgart. It participated in various conferences of the group 47 . 1963 it was distinguished with the George book he price.

From 1965 to 1975 Enzensberger published the magazine course book. Enzensberger had in particular with the course book in addition,with its works large influence on the student movement. he expressed 1968 in lectures in California that the right to criticism was a bare American luxury, like consumer goods.

Since 1985 it publishes the book series the other library . 1985 receivedit the Heinrich Boell price and 1993 the Erich Maria Remarque Friedenspreis. 1998 were lent to it the Heinrich Heine price of the city Duesseldorf. The last important price, with which Enzensberger was honoured, was 2002 the price prince von Asturien.

Particularly with its text component system tooa theory of the media (1970), which 1999 in a volume with Bertolt breaks and Jean Baudrillard appeared, argues Enzensberger with the television and the media. It calls the electronic media main drive of the “consciousness industry” andyou attribute large control and control functions over the late spätindustrielle society and their development. Enzensbergers a goal is a socialist theory of the media. Ängstliche handling of the socialists with the media prepared concerns for it. It demanded emancipatory handling from themwith the media, which them is. He saw problems in to today “repressive medium use”, how he calls him: A central steered program with a transmitter and many receivers, which passivisert and entpolitisiert the consumers. Specialists produce contents andby owners or bureaucracy are controlled. Enzensberger sees however far larger possibilities of the electronic media and pounds on it. A “empanzipatorischer medium use” would make each receiver also the transmitter. Technical barriers are artificially created. By the abolition of these barriers becamethe masses mobilizes and politically merged. Social control was not noticed by an instance, but by an organized society.

In its 1988 published collected scatters Enzensberger called the television “zero-medium “.

Enzensberger worked together with the film producer Peter very much at a filming of the life by George Christoph Lichtenberg.

this abnorme draws quotations “the average, which prevails in this republic, by a maximum at variation and differentiation out [...] leaves itself bestNormality in the Urlaubsexklaven of the republic study, on those Atlantic islands, which became social laboratories of the West German society. The released areas [...] serve as pure cultures of the triumphierenden average. Can unimpaired of the obligations of production, beyond of factory and office,itself in these leisure reservations Surferkolonien and senior castles, second and third residences and - religions unfold. They are the full-furnished dream of mankind, idealized models of the Republic of, those not only a complete medium landscape from the cord booklet to the national newspaper, from the video shop to the Schwulenpostille toooffer have, but a Sammelsurium of all Wunderlichkeiten from the carat hospital to the Masochisten seminar. “(Average and illusion, 1988)

“humans are the only one under the Primaten, which operates the killing of its kind comrades, in a well-planned manner, in larger yardstick and enthusiastisch. The war belongsto its most important inventions. “(Chances for the civil war. 1993)

“the molecular civil war [...] begin imperceptibly: Gradually the garbage at the roadside mehrt itself. In the park syringes and broken Bierflaschen accumulate themselves up. At the walls everywhere monotonous Graffiti emerges, their messagethe Autismus is: They swore to I, who am present no longer [...] in the class room become furniture destroyed, in the Vorgärten stink it after shit and urine, concern tiny declarations of war, which the experienced city dweller knows to interpret. “(Chances for the civil war, 1993)

“The protests are stupidly, counter productive and point to a small intelligence.” (Over the Islamic protests to the casting of the Mohammed caricatures. On Sunday 2006) please

"Der Begriff der Normalität ist ein terminologischer Pudding, eine breiförmige Masse, die unter der Hand erstarrt, aber schwabbelig bleibt und zerfällt, sobald man sich ihr mit einem harten Instrument nähert. Ein definierender Zugriff hat keine Chancen. Normalität wird einem eingebrockt man kann sie nur auslöffeln." (zit. nach Becker, P. und Koch, J.: Was ist normal? Weinheim 1999)->, wers more exactly white [work on

] works defense

  • of the wolves supplement world, Poems, 1957
  • Clemens Brentano: Poems, narrations, letters (as Hrsg.), 1958
  • museum of the modern poetry (as Hrsg.), 1960
  • national language, poems, 1960
  • Brentanos Poetik, 1961 (pressure version of the Diss. Attain 1955)
  • Potpourri-roughly. Many beautiful Kinderreime (as Hrsg.) 1961
  • details,Essay, 1962
  • poems. The emergence of a poem, 1962
  • politics and crime, essay, 1964
  • Braille, poems, 1964
  • George Büchner, Ludwig Weidig: The hessian land messenger. , 1965 Bartolomé de Casas read texts, letters, process documents
  • (as Hrsg.): Abridged report of thatDevastation of the westIndian countries (as Hrsg.), 1966
  • Germany, Germany under anderm one. Expressions to the policy, 1967
  • state-endangering activities, speech for the award of the Nürnberger of literary award, 1968 [1]
  • acquietals. Revolutionaries before court, 1970
  • cross-examine from Habana, Prosa, 1970
  • The short summer of the anarchy. Buenaventura Durrutis life and death, novel, 1972
  • Klassenbuch. A reader to the class warfares in Germany (as Mithrsg.), 1972
  • discussions with Marx and Engels, 1973
  • Palaver. Political considerations 1967-1973, essay, 1974
  • Mausoleum. 37Balladen from the history of the progress, 1975
  • the way in the free. Five personal records, 1975
  • the fall of the Titanic. A comedy, verse pos, 1978
  • our national language and their bodyguards, 1979
  • the Furie of disappearing. Poems, 1980
  • Political Brosamen, essay, 1982
  • the water-mark of the poetry or the art and the pleasure to read poems (under the alias Andreas Thalmayr), 1985
  • Auferstanden over everything. Five investigations, 1986
  • oh, Europe! Perceptions from seven countries, Prosa, 1987
  • Average and illusion. Collected scatters, 1988
  • flying Robert. Poems, scenes, essays, 1989
  • Diderot and the dark egg. An interview, 1990
  • future music, poems, 1991
  • the daughter of air, drama, 1992
  • the large migration, essay,1992
  • chances for the civil war, 1993
  • bread and the writing, 1993
  • Diderots shade. Maintenances, scenes, essays, 1994
  • kiosk. New poems, 1995
  • Voltaires nephew. A falsification in Diderots manners, 1996
  • zigzag, essays, 1997
  • thatNumber devil. A pillow book for everything, the fear of mathematics have, 1997
  • where were you, Robert?, Novel, 1998
  • Drawbridge UP: Mathematics - A Cultural Anathema/Zugbrücke out of operation: Mathematics in the the other world of the culture (dt., English) Natick,Measure. : Peter, 1999
  • lighters as air. Moral poems, Frankfurt A.M. (Suhrkamp) 1999
  • the Elixiere of the science. Side views in poetry and Prosa, 2002
  • the history of the clouds. 99 Meditationen, 2003
  • Nomaden in the shelf. Essay, 2003
  • lyric poetrynervt! First assistance for gestresste readers, 2004 (under the alias Andreas Thalmayr)
  • out with the language. A little German for Germans, Austrians, Swiss and other out and residents, 2005 (under the alias Andreas Thalmayr)
  • look-the-clings miracle children, 2006(under the alias Linda Quilt)
  • of fright of men - attempt over the radical loser ", 2006 Suhrkamp publishing house


  • Jörg Lau: Hans Magnus Enzensberger. A public life. Firmly, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-8286-0049-2

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