Marcel Beyer, Erdkunde [Geography]

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Hannelore G. Mundt (University of Wyoming)

The novels Flughunde [The Karnau Tapes, 1995], Spione [Spies, 2000], and Kaltenburg (2008) established the national and international reputation for Marcel Beyer as a new, somewhat idiosyncratic voice in German literature. The recipient of several prestigious German literary awards, Beyer has been hailed by The New Yorker magazine as one of the best young novelists in the world. While literary critics and scholars have shown vivid interest in the novels, his poetry has yet to attract closer academic attention. This attention is certainly warranted, considering how Erdkunde [Geography,…

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Citation: Mundt, Hannelore G.. "Erdkunde". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 November 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=28510, accessed 06 February 2023.]

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