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Germany’s Pope of Letters R.I.P.

Marcel Reich-Ranicki passed away yesterday at the age of 93. His remarkable life as survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and, in post-World War II Germany, his rise as the number one literary critic of German literature had been told in … Continue reading

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President Obama’s U-turn

One of the few Jewish survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto is Germany’s main literary critic, or “Pope of German letters”, Marcel Reich-Ranicki. In his remarkable biography “The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki” (Princeton University Press 2001), he … Continue reading

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