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Christoph Ransmayr. Photo, 1986.



Ransmayr, Christoph, b. Wels (Upper Austria), March 20, 1954, narrative writer, essayist. Studied philosophy and ethnology in Vienna, 1978-1982 cultural editor of the periodical "Extrablatt". Initially wrote literary reports and essays for various periodicals; his first novel "Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis" (1984) combines documents of the Austro-Hungarian expedition to the North Pole in 1872-1874 with fictitious passages; his novel "Die letzte Welt" (1988) was particularly successful. 1989 Anton-Wildgans prize, 1996 Aristeion Prize of the EU, 1998 Hölderlin Prize, 2004 Bertolt-Brecht-Price.


Further works: Strahlender Untergang - Ein Entwässerungsprojekt oder Die Entdeckung des Wesentlichen, 1982; Morbus Kitahara, 1995; Der Weg nach Surabaya, 1997; Der fliegende Berg, 2006. - Hg.: Im blinden Winkel. Nachrichten aus Mitteleuropa, 1985.

Literature: C. Bader, Antike und Mythos: Deduktion und Produktion von Mythen in C. R. Roman "Die letzte Welt", master's thesis, Vienna 1993.


 
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