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Required Reading: German supernova

Published in The New York Times on January 10, 2006

Writers like Günter Grass called the years after the Holocaust Nullpunkt, or “point zero,” and pondered, existentially, “How could Germans write?” In the end, the novels of Grass, W.G. Sebald and Bernhard Schlink richly mined hatred, evil, guilt – and redemption.

For young German writers, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990 is the starting point. There are many shooting stars, but one soars, and his name is Ingo Schulze.


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