Hugo Loetscher

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  • Romey Sabalius (San Jose State University )

The Swiss writer Hugo Loetscher was born on 22 December 1929 into a working class family in Zurich. After studying political science, sociology, history of economics, and literature in Zurich and Paris, he worked as a journalist and editor for various prominent Swiss newspapers and magazines. Having debuted as an author in the 1960s, he is one of the leading writers of the generation after Max FriscHugo Loetscher died on 18 August 2009 in Zürich. His last words were: “I would have liked to live for one more book.”h and Friedrich Dürrenmatt and is considered one of the foremost Swiss intellectuals and critics of his time. Being recognized in academic circles internationally as well, Loetscher was writer-in-residence at various …

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Sabalius, Romey. "Hugo Loetscher". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 May 2009
[, accessed 28 September 2016.]

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