Blacks and German Culture: Essays

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University of Wisconsin Press, 1986 - Art - 184 pages
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About the author (1986)

Reinhold Grimm is Distinguished Professor emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of California-Riverside and a member of the International P.E.N. Club. Born in Nuremberg in 1931, he studied at the University of Colorado and at Erlangen University, where he received his Dr. phil. in 1956. Grimm taught there and at Frankfurt University, then, after emigrating to the United States in 1967, at the Universities of Wisconsin (as A. Hohlfield Professor of German and, subsequently, as Vilas Research Professor of Comparative Literature and German) and of California, retiring in 2003. He held visiting positions at New York and Columbia Universities and at the Universities of Florida and Virginia. He served as National President of the American Association of Teachers of German and as Founding President of the International Brecht Society and is the recipient of various prizes and awards, among them an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington. In addition to being the editor or coeditor of numerous books, yearbooks, editions and journals, Reinhold Grimm, who is also a noted translator of modern German poetry, has authored 15 books and well over 150 essays and major scholarly articles, mainly on 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century German and European literature. A festschrift was dedicated to him in 1991.

Jost Hermand is William F. Vilas Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gerhard Richter is associate professor of German at the University of California, Davis.

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