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The Author of HimselfThe Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki$
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Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691206066

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691206066.001.0001

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(p.279) Part Four 1958-1973 (p.280)
The Author of Himself

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Princeton University Press

This part narrates how, when anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in Poland during the 1950s, the author fled in 1958 to West Germany, another one of the striking twists in his development. Thanks to his connections with numerous German writers and key people in the mass media, he was able to establish himself quickly on the cultural scene. Indeed, it is astonishing how fast he became famous if not notorious. Through his reviews, books, and radio and television shows, he focused all his efforts on re-establishing the great humanistic tradition of German literature and became the spokesman for the renewal of this tradition on the contemporary scene. In 1972, he received the first honor of his life: an honorary doctorate of the University of Uppsala.

Keywords:   anti-Semitism, West Germany, German writers, mass media, German literature, honorary doctorate

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