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Reinhard Lettau Bio


Lettau, Reinhard (1929-1996). Reinhard LettauProfessor emeritus of literature, UCSD, colleague and friend of Herbert's. Born in and retired to Germany.

  • 1960 Harvard (?) Dissertation: Utopie und Roman: Untersuchungen zur Form des deutschen utopischen Romans im 20. Jahrhundert
  • wrote, among other things: Taeglicher Faschismus: Amerikanische Evidenz aus 6 Monaten (Munich: Hanser, 1971), 311 p.
  • Lots of interview footage in documentary film Herbert's Hippopotamus
  • picture of gravestone and brief biography at www.knerger.de, Klaus Nerger's "Umgang mit dem Tod" website
  • website of Kevyn Lettau, his daughter (a musician)
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