Stephan Reimertz (born 4 March 1962 in Aachen, Germany) is an art historian and novelist. He lives in Paris.
Reimertz is the grandnephew of
Nikolaus Groß and of patrician descent. His grandfather was a democratic major and politician from Westphalia. His father was a mining engineer and met his mother, a Baltic German pharmacist from Riga, at RWTH Aachen. Reimertz was raised at Kronberg, the widow seat of the German empress, where he received an intense artistic training. At junior high, Reimertz co-founded a student magazine to prevent the downgrading of his secondary school into a comprehensive school and to go up against the so-called Change Through Rapprochement policy of the West-German government. A grantee of the German National Merit Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, etc., Reimertz went to college at LMU Munich and graduated with an MA in comparative literature and a doctorate in art history and philosophy from FU Berlin. He taught at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was a Fulbright grantee at University of Texas at Austin and a research fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. During the German Reunification he was a host and speaker in major broadcasts and contributed to national dailies.
Reimertz wrote widely read novels and biographies as well as a cultural history of
tea. In 2001, he authored ’Papiergewicht’ (“Paper Weight”), a novel on the social changes of the early Seventies, set in a German upper-class family. The novel features the 1971 New York fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, the so-called Fight of the Century.
Selected bibliography [ edit ]
Non Fiction [ edit ]
Max Beckmann, (rororo-Monographie). Rowohlt, Reinbek 1995. ISBN 3-499-50558-4
Vom Genuß des Tees. Eine heitere Reise durch alte Landschaften, ehrwürdige Traditionen und moderne Verhältnisse, inklusive einer kleinen Teeschule. Gustav Kiepenheuer, Leipzig 1998, ISBN 3-378-01023-1
Woody Allen. Eine Biographie. Rowohlt, Reinbek 2000, ISBN 3-499-61145-7
Max Beckmann. Biographie. Luchterhand, Munich 2003. ISBN 3-630-88006-1
Woody Allen (rororo-Monographie). Rowohlt, Reinbek 2005, ISBN 3-499-50410-3
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