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Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki (born 2 June, 1920, at Wloclawek, Poland) is a famous German literary critic, and a member of the literary group Gruppe 47.

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Reich-Ranicki has lived in Berlin since 1929. He was deported to Poland in 1938 because of his Jewish descent. In 1943 he managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto.

From 1960 to 1973 he was literary critic for the Hamburg weekly Die Zeit. From 1973 to 1988 he was head of the literature staff at the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. From 1988 to 2002, Reich-Ranicki hosted the literary talk show Literarisches Quartett on the German state television broadcaster ZDF. Through the show he became a household name in Germany.

In 1968 and 1969 he taught at American universities. From 1971 to 1975 he held a visiting professorship at Stockholm and Uppsala. Since 1974 he has been a emeritus professor at the University of Tübingen. In 1990 he received the Heine visiting professorship at the University of Düsseldorf, and in 1991 in received the Heinrich-Hertz visiting professorship of the University of Karlsruhe.


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