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Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Wolfgang Hildesheimer (1916-1991) was a German writer, dramatist, and painter known for his contributions to the so-called Theater of the Absurd, as well as his inventive treatments of the biographical genre. He was born in Hamburg, but studied and worked in England and Palestine before returning to Germany to serve as an interpreter in the Nuremberg Trials. He later became associated with the Gruppe 47 , and in 1957 settled in Poschiavo, Switzerland, where he spent the remaining years of his...See more