Karl Mickel

Grave of Karl Mickel at the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin.

Karl Mickel (12 August 1935 – 20 June 2000) was a German writer.

Life

Mickel was born in Dresden as the son of a working class family. There, he attended primary school from 1941 to 1949 and experienced together with his mother the bombing of Dresden in February 1945. The pictures of the following days never left him. From 1949 to 1953, he also attended secondary school in Dresden. He finished with the Abitur and was admitted to study in Berlin.[1]

Mickel studied from 1953 to 1958 economic planning and economic history with Hans Mottek and Jürgen Kuczynski at the Hochschule für Ökonomie Berlin [de]. In 1958, he was an employee of the magazine Die Wirtschaft, from 1959 to 1963 editor of the magazine Junge Kunst. Afterwards he was a scientific assistant at the Hochschule für Ökonomie in Berlin and member of the management of the Berliner Ensemble, where he worked together with Ruth Berghaus, lastly professor at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. Mickel was assigned to the Sächsische Dichterschule [de]. Mickel had two children with his wife, furthermore, his relationship with the poetess Sarah Kirsch gave a son.[2]

Mickel died in Berlin at the age of 64.

Work

Poetry and Prose

  • Lobverse und Beschimpfungen. Poetry. Mitteldeutscher Verlag [de] 1963
  • Vita nova mea.[3] Rotbuch Verlag [de] 1966
  • Eisenzeit. Poetry. Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 1975
  • Eisenzeit. Poetry. 1981. ISBN 3-880221-56-1
  • Odysseus in Ithaka. Poetry
  • Palimpsest. Gedichte und Kommentare 1975–1989. Mitteldeutscher Verlag 1990. ISBN 3-354005-96-3
  • Lachmunds Freunde. Novel
    • Erstes Buch. Mitteldeutscher Verlag 1991. ISBN 3-354006-00-5
    • Erstes (vom Autor revidierte Fassung) und Zweites Buch (unvollendet). Wallstein 2006
  • Die Jahre.[4]
  • Aus der Anderwelt. Erzählungen. Verlag Ulrich Keicher, 1998. ISBN 3-932843-06-1
  • Gelehrtenrepublik. Aufsätze und Studien von Klopstock bis Papenfuß. Mitteldeutscher Verlag 2000. ISBN 3-932776-92-5
  • Der Besuch. Lyrik und Texte aus dem Nachlaß. Verlag UN ART IG 2003. ISBN 3-9807613-9-8
  • Geisterstunde. poetry, private impression, 1999. New edition: Wallstein Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3-892447-41-1

Plays and libretti

Editor

  • In diesem besseren Land (with Adolf Endler). Halle 1966
  • Jahrbuch der Lyrik [de] (with Christoph Buchwald). Darmstadt 1990

Audiobook

  • in Dichtung des 20. Jahrhunderts: Meine 24 sächsischen Dichter, edited by Gerhard Pötzsch, 2 CDs, Militzke Verlag Leipzig 2009, ISBN 9783861899358

Honours

Further reading

  • Leon Hempel: Stillstand und Bewegung. Hoher Stil in der Lyrik Ost- und Westdeutschlands. GegenSatz Verlag, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-9814493-0-3
  • Rainer Zekert (1986). Die poetologische Konzeption des Lyrikers Karl Mickel : Genesis, Grundbegriffe, Wirkungsintention u. literaturgeschichtl. Umfeld. Leipzig, Univ., Diss. OCLC 165688400.

References

  1. ^ Short biography Mickel, Karl In Wer war wer in der DDR? [de] 5th edition. Vol. 2. Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4.
  2. ^ Webseite über Karl Mickel
  3. ^ Vita nova mea : Gedichte on WorldCat
  4. ^ Die Jahre on lyrikline.org
  5. ^ Einstein on Complete Review
  6. ^ Karl Mickel's Einstein

External links


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