Heiner Müller

(2051 words)
  • John Milfull (University of New South Wales )

Before the collapse of the German Democratic Republic, Heiner Müller was widely regarded, internationally and in both German states, as “the most important German dramatist since Brecht”. Subsequently, like other “heroes” of the GDR semi-dissident scene, he was the target of a concerted campaign accusing him, among other things, of collaboration with the Stasi (Staats-Sicherheitsdienst, the GDR political police) and crypto-Stalinist tendencies. His reputation, despite a short-term eclipse, will survive these inanities; the extended public wake held upon his death on 30 December 1995 gave expression to a deep sense of loss in the vibrant East Berlin cultural scene of which he was the most brilliant protagonist. …

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Milfull, John. "Heiner Müller". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 January 2004
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5429, accessed 30 November 2015.]

Articles on Müller's works

  1. Der Auftrag [The Mission]
  2. Der Bau [Construction Site]
  3. Der Lohndrücker [The Scab]
  4. Die Korrektur [The Correction]
  5. Die Schlacht [The Battle / The Slaughter]
  6. Die Umsiedlerin oder Das Leben auf dem Lande [The Resettler Woman or Country Life]
  7. Germania 3 Gespenster am Toten Man [Germania 3 Ghosts at The Dead Man]
  8. Germania Tod in Berlin [Germania Death in Berlin]
  9. Mauser
  10. Zement [Cement]