Reinhard Goering

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  • Christophe Fricker (Duke University )

Reinhard Goering’s biography is rather bizarre: his restlessness and pathological insecurity illustrate how much the expressionist writer and unorthodox physician was influenced by the social and intellectual upheavals between the turn of the century and the rise to power of Germany’s National Socialists. In spite of the findings of recent biographical scholarship, our knowledge of Goering’s life remains somewhat sketchy. It is virtually impossible to trace all of his movements: throughout his adult life he seems to have moved at least once a year. Although a collection of Goering’s major works has been available for quite some time (Prosa, Dramen, Verse, Munich 1961), a considerable …

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Fricker, Christophe. "Reinhard Goering ". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 February 2007
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