Marcel Beyer

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Marcel Beyer.

Marcel Beyer (born 23 November 1965) is a German writer.

Life[edit]

Marcel Beyer was born in Tailfingen, Württemberg, and grew up in Kiel and Neuss. From 1987 to 1991 he studied German language and literature, English studies and literary studies at the University of Siegen; in 1992 he obtained a Magister degree with a work on Friederike Mayröcker. Since 1987, he has developed performance art. From 1989 he published, with Karl Riha, the series Vergessene Autoren der Moderne (Forgotten Modernist Authors) at the University of Siegen.

From 1990 to 1993, he worked as editor on the literary magazine Konzepte; from 1992 to 1998, he was a contributor to the music magazine Spex. In 1996 and 1998, he was writer in residence at University College London and the University of Warwick in Coventry. Beyer lived until 1996 in Cologne, and since then in Dresden. He is a visiting professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee.

From early on Beyer, strongly influenced by Friederike Mayröcker and the authors of the French nouveau roman, was a writer of lyric poetry and novels, always taking an idiosyncratic view of German history, in particular the Third Reich era.

Honours[edit]

Works[edit]

  • Walkmännin, Neu-Isenburg 1990
  • Das Menschenfleisch, Frankfurt/Main 1991
  • Friederike Mayröcker, Frankfurt/Main 1992
  • Brauwolke. Berlin 1994 (together with Klaus Zylla)
  • Flughunde. Frankfurt/Main 1995 (translated as The Karnau Tapes by John Brownjohn, 1997 and graphic novel adaptation by Ulli Lust, 2013)
  • HNO-Theater im Unterhemd. Berlin 1995
  • Falsches Futter. Frankfurt/Main 1997
  • Spione. Cologne 2000 (translated as Spies by Breon Mitchell, 2005)
  • Zur See. Berlin 2001
  • Erdkunde. Cologne 2002
  • Nonfiction. To Cologne 2003
  • Vergeßt mich. Cologne 2006
  • Kaltenburg. Suhrkamp 2008 (translated as Kaltenburg by Alan Bance, 2012)

Essays[edit]

  • "Das wilde Tier im Kopf des Historikers", in: Lose Blätter No. 27, 2004
  • "Die Katze von Vilnius", in BELLA triste No. 15, 2006
  • "Aurora", Münchener Reden zur Poesie. From the series Lyrik Kabinett Munich, 2006

Publications as editor[edit]

  • Rudolf Blümner: Der Stuhl, die Ohrfeige und anderes literarisches Kasperletheater Siegen 1988 ISSN 0177-9869 number 35
  • Ernst Jandl: Gemeinschaftsarbeit. Siegen 1989 (written together with Friederike Mayröcker and Andreas Okopenko)
  • Rudolf Blümner: Ango laina und andere Texte. Munich 1993 (together with Karl Riha)
  • George Grosz: Grosz Berlin . Hamburg 1993 (together with Karl Riha)
  • William S. Burroughs . Eggingen 1995 (together with Andreas Kramer)
  • Ausreichend lichte Erklärung. Munich 1998 (together with Christoph Buchwald)
  • Friederike Mayröcker: Collected prose . Frankfurt/Main (together with Klaus and Klaus Kastberger) 2001
  • Friederike Mayröcker: Collected poems . Frankfurt/Main 2004

Translations[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Junge Lyrik, Neuss 1983 (Neue Neusser Series)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buchmarkt.de vom 12. Mai 2014: Hortensia Völckers verleiht den Kleist-Preis an Marcel Beyer, abgerufen am 12. Mai 2014

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