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Arno Schmidt

German poet

1914   -   1979

movement: atheism
country of citizenship: Germany
occupation: linguist, translator, photographer, writer
award received: Goethe Prize, Fontane-Preis

Arno Schmidt (18 January 1914 – 3 June 1979) was a German author and translator. He is little known outside of German-speaking areas, in part because his works present a formidable challenge to translators. Although he is not one of the popular favourites within Germany, critics and writers often consider him to be one of the most important German-language writers of the 20th century.
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