Arno Schmidt. Seascape with Pocahontas, proved to be a text on which the German postwar, its relationship to "America", to sexuality and to dealing with the so-called past could be excellently illustrated. For us, the additional pleasure of an extended canoe trip - Tour de Dümmer - through Arno Schmidt's literary geographies.
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Klaus Theweleit, born in East Prussia in 1942, studied German and English. Today he lives as a freelance writer with teaching assignments in Germany, the USA, Switzerland and Austria. Between 1998 and 2008, Theweleit was professor of art and theory at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. He became known for his monumental work Männerphantasien (1977/78), a new edition of which was published by Matthes & Seitz Berlin in 2019. Rudolf Augstein called it "perhaps the most exciting German-language publication of this year" in Der Spiegel after its initial publication.