Talk:Hans Magnus Enzensberger

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Bard college visit[edit]

I just removed the following paragraph

Enzensberger made a visit to Bard College in March, 2005. During his visit he attended a German history class and discussed with students his brief participation in World War Two. At the age of 16 (late 1945), while living in Berlin, a Nazi officer gave him and many other young boys Nazi uniforms as well as weapons. Enzenberger and other young men were ordered to protect Berlin from the invading Russian and Allied Armies. Luckily, before Allies arrived Enzenberger removed his uniform and fled.

which was added (before some additional changes) by Nwabudake, basically because I fail to see how it is notable. This may be due to my own ignorance.

In its current form, the paragraph seems to be an anecdote, and not even a particular interesting one, and doesn't have much to do with Enzensberger. (At least, the level of granularity of that single paragraph is much to high compared to the rest of this very concise entry.) I may be mistaken about notability (for example, Enzensberger may have used the incident in a book, or he is the only visitor to Bard College for a decade, or he has always denied to have worn a Nazi uniform, or whatnot), in which case the paragraph could be improved by explaining the significance of that visit or anecdote.

Furthermore, I am all for expanding the Enzensberger entry (I tried to get the ball rolling by translating the German Wikipedia entry hither), and that could easily include a section on his adolescence. If the paragraph was an attempt to start such a biographical section, then please put it back in and continue the good work! Arbor 07:25, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Critical Essays[edit]

Would it be ok to begin developing a section on his critical essays? Enzensberger has an interesting set of essays that are marginally important to Marxist media studies. Perhaps it would helpful to include a brief section on his critical works? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TuxedoMarx (talkcontribs) 02:20, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]

In 2010, Enzensberger was invited to serve as a mentor for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, an international philanthropic programme that pairs masters in their disciplines with emerging talents for a year of one-to-one creative exchange. Out of a very gifted field of candidates, Enzenberger chose young, African-American poet, Tracy K. Smith as his protégée.[1]

RMP2014 (talk) 14:06, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^