Thursday, October 05, 2006

Romanian-born German writer Oskar Pastior dies at 78


Romanian-born German writer Oskar Pastior dies at 78.
Germany's culture minister, Bernd Neumann, described Pastior as "one of the most significant authors of our time.""His virtuoso linguistic art is a pleasure but also a challenge for the reader," Neumann said in a statement. "Great seriousness and a passion for the word were evident in his playful linguistic experiments."

2006 Georg-B├╝chner-Preis.