Setzwein grew up in Bad Dürkheim , Cologne and Munich. In 1979 he graduated from high school in Munich and then did community service in the Oberland workshops for the mentally and physically disabled in Gaißach near Bad Tölz . From 1981 to 1986 Setzwein studied German and folklore at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . From 1983 to 1987 he was co-owner and managing director of Friedl-Brehm-Verlag in Feldafing . Setzwein has been a freelance author since 1986. He has lived in Waldmünchen since 1990 , interrupted by a stay in Cham ( Upper Palatinate ) (2015 to 2020). Until 2018 he was married to the grammar school teacher Ursula Daschner-Setzwein. Their daughter is the dance teacher and choreographer Lena Setzwein. Setzwein is a member of the Association of German Writers (VS), the PEN Center Germany and the Sudeten German Academy of Sciences and Arts . A partial premature legacy of set wine factory archive, which covers the period from his literary beginnings to around 2010, lies in the literary archive Sulzbach-Rosenberg and is available to the scientific work.
Setzwein's literary work began in the mid-1970s with Bavarian dialect texts . As a schoolboy he came across Friedl-Brehm-Verlag, which at the time was considered to be the reservoir for progressive-critical dialect literature from Bavaria and Austria . After two narrow collections of dialect poems - vareck (1978) and Hobdz mi gern (1980) - there followed written German prose works such as Brandwunden (1981) and Wurzelwerk (1984), which made the author stand out as a novelist . The preferred setting for his books also remained in Hirnweltler's return (1987) and The Book of the Seven Righteous (1999), his hometown Munich. The latter narrative shows that authors as diverse as Jean Paul and Paul Wühr are equally part of Setzwein's literary benchmarks.
Focus on Central Europe
As a result of his move to the Bavarian- Bohemian border in Waldmünchen, the old Central European cultural area between the Danube and the Vltava increasingly became the focus of Setzwein's work from 1990 onwards . The title of his collection of essays, An Oath of the Flag on No Man's Land, is symptomatic . Literature about borders (2001), in the foreword of which the author writes: "Other people have their worldview, I have my borderview." Especially in the trilogy from the novels Die Grüne Jungfer (2003), Ein seltsames Land (2007) and Der neue Ton (2012), the author attempts to capture the epoch event of 1989 - the fall of the Iron Curtain - and its consequences with literary means. Flashbacks to the past as an aid to understanding the present play a major role here. Setzwein's historical family novel The Bohemian Samurai (2017) is characteristic. It tells the story of the once important Coudenhove-Kalergi family of counts , who lived in Ronsperg Castle (West Bohemia) . The résumés of some of its members, including Heinrich and Mitsuko as well as son Richard and daughter-in-law Lilly , range between tradition and modernity , nationalism and cosmopolitanism , Japanese and Central European culture, religious intolerance and the Enlightenment, as well as fulfillment of duty and hedonism . Setzwein's interest in Central Europe and the reception of his works did not stop at the Bavarian-Bohemian border. Some texts and books have been translated into Czech , Romanian , Polish , Hungarian and Bulgarian .
The novel Not Cold Enough has a thematic and geographical special position in Setzwein's work . The focus of the story, set between 1881 and 1888, is the seven summer stays of the then largely unknown and unrecognized philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in the Upper Engadine mountain town of Sils-Maria . In a mixture of satire and homage , the author describes from the point of view of the simple, partly peasant population, the way of life, the world of thoughts and emotions of the psychic Nietzsche, who is falling into insanity in stages. Not cold enough , published in Nietzsche's 100th year of death (2000), was discussed in over 20 newspapers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and is Setzwein's greatest success to date.
Since 2000, Setzwein has also increasingly emerged as a playwright . After he had already written two small chamber plays in the 1990s - Watten Wagner Wichs (1998), for example, dealt with a macabre episode from Munich's Nazi history - it is now primarily figurative plays that are performed as large-scale productions on open-air stages. The theatrical implementation of the authentic case of Anneliese Michel from Klingenberg , who died as a result of an exorcism ritual performed on her, aroused particular interest . The piece, entitled Foreign Voices , was performed in 2005 on the Freudenberg castle ruins . In 2007 Setzwein dramatized the life story of the last Bavarian executioner , Johann Reichhart , for the Upper Palatinate State Theater , the title of the play 3165 - Monologue of an Executioner alluding to the number of delinquents executed . Setzwein's play Late visit. Dietrich Bonhoeffer redivivus , which premiered on April 9, 2016 in the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial , is about the last days of the theologian who was executed by the Nazi judiciary in the concentration camp in Upper Palatinate . In 2018, Setzwein wrote the play Lola Montez - the wrong Spaniard - especially for an open-air performance at Dagestein Castle in Vilseck, Upper Palatinate . With Resl Unser , a commissioned work for the Landestheater Oberpfalz about the Catholic mystic Therese Neumann , known as Resl von Konnersreuth , which premiered in 2019 , Setzwein again addressed a phenomenon of spirituality and religious psychology after 2005 .
In the year-to-year collection of notes Das Blaue Tagwerk (2010) and Das Gelb Tagwerk (2020), Bernhard Setzwein provides insights into his literary thinking and work since 1997. A focus is on trips to former Eastern Bloc countries , stays on grants and encounters with Fellow writers and occupation with their works; In addition, hikes, everyday observations, language contemplations , dreams and flashes of thought, often with a bizarre and amusing note.
Since the late 1980s, Setzwein has been a regular freelancer for the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation . For this he wrote a large number of audio images on mostly Bavarian cultural topics ( above all biographical, literature and language, cultural history, travel).
Put wine travel feuilletonistisches interest is expressed in a series of accompanying texts for picture books , which mostly deal with Bohemian landscapes and cities. Setzwein also writes articles for newspapers and magazines.
Scholarships and Awards
- 1983: Scholarship for the Munich Year of Literature
- 1986: 2nd Prize of the Würzburg Literature Prize
- 1993: 1st prize in the comedy competition of the Regensburg Tower Theater
- 1997: 2nd prize in the theater play competition of the Tyrolean folk theater , Telfs
- 1998: State sponsorship award for young writers, Bavaria
- 2000: Irseer Pegasus
- 2003: Culture Prize of the Upper Palatinate District in the Literature section
- 2004: Professor of Poetics at the University of Bamberg
- 2006: Bavarian Culture Prize from E.ON Bayern AG
- 2010: Friedrich Baur Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts
- 2013: Sudeten German Culture Prize for Literature from the Sudeten German Landsmannschaft and the Free State of Bavaria
- 2014: Nordgaupreis of the Oberpfälzer Kulturbund e. V.
- 2017: Scholarship from the Adalbert Stifter Verein e. V. for Oberplan / Horní Planá
- 2018: Scholarship of the Moravian Regional Library and Leipzig Book Fair : Residence author in Brno within the Czech Cultural Year
- vareck (dialect poems and texts). Friedl-Brehm-Verlag, Feldafing 1978, ISBN 3-921763-56-8 .
- Hobdz would like to. Hate and love poems (dialect poems). Friedl-Brehm-Verlag, Feldafing 1980, ISBN 3-921763-67-3 .
- Burns (narration). Friedl-Brehm-Verlag, Feldafing 1981, ISBN 3-921763-70-3 .
- Root system (novel). Friedl-Brehm-Verlag, Feldafing 1984, ISBN 3-921763-86-X .
- Brainworldler's return. That is: the fall of the provincial Jean Paul Richter in the big city, his arduous walk through history and Sendling, his meeting with the privy councilor at Goetheplatz and the final view from the head of Bavaria on the Oktoberfest machine / on this way accompanied by Bernhard Setzwein (story ). Peter Kirchheim Verlag, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-87410-022-7 .
- Owls, heretics , comedians . Writers in Bavaria (essays). Ludwig Verlag, Pfaffenhofen (Ilm) 1990, ISBN 3-7787-2114-3 .
- Oidweiwasumma . Poems from the end of the world in old Bavarian dialect . Published by the International Dialect Institute (Vienna, Basel, Neuss), van Acken Verlag, Krefeld 1990 (with a record discussed by the author), ISBN 3-923140-46-0 .
- OberländerEckeDaiser (poem). A-1-Verlag, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-927743-11-9 .
- On the banks of the Isar . A Bavarian river and its history. Koehler and Amelang, Munich - Berlin 1993, ISBN 3-7338-0174-1 .
- HinterBayern (Text-Bild-Band). Lichtung Verlag , Viechtach 1996 (with Karl Krieg, Herbert Pöhnl), ISBN 3-929517-11-6 .
- Sugar. One piece. Diabetic farce in four scenes . Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 1997, ISBN 3-929517-18-3 .
- Watten Wagner Wichs (play). Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 1998, ISBN 3-929517-26-4 .
- Munich . Travel reading book (text-image-volume). Published by Hubert Ettl and Bernhard Setzwein, Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 1999, ISBN 3-929517-28-0 .
- The Book of the Seven Righteous (novel). Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck 1999, ISBN 3-85218-286-7 ; Paperback edition: Heyne-Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-453-40065-8 .
- Not cold enough (novel). Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck 2000, ISBN 978-3-85218-320-6 (print edition); eISBN 978-3-7099-3763-1 (online edition).
- A pledge to no man's land . Literature about borders (essays, speeches, interviews). Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 2001, ISBN 3-929517-41-8 .
- Munich . Walks through the history of a city (literary guide). Klett-Cotta Verlag, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-608-94190-8 .
- The green maid (novel). Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck 2003, ISBN 3-85218-426-6 .
- Home, please smile. AugenBlicke, ZwischenTöne, mood images (photo catalog)., Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 2004 (with Herbert Pöhnl), ISBN 3-929517-69-8 .
- The Danube . A literary river journey from the source to Budapest . Klett-Cotta Verlag, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-608-93262-3 .
- A strange land (novel). Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 2007, ISBN 978-3-929517-45-3 .
- Walking on the Golden Road . A literary hike from Pilsen to Amberg . Verlag Sankt Michaelsbund, Munich 2009 (with Friedrich Brandl , Harald Grill ), ISBN 978-3-939905-18-9 .
- The blue day's work. Almost nothing from 1997 to 2009 (diary). Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 2010, ISBN 978-3-929517-47-7 .
- The new tone (novel). Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 2012, ISBN 978-3-929517-50-7 .
- Jean Paul from Adam to Zucker. An abecedarium . Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck 2013 (with Christian Thanhäuser ), ISBN 978-3-85218-760-0 .
- The bohemian samurai . Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck 2017, ISBN 978-3-7099-7286-1 (print edition); eISBN 978-3-7099-3776-1 (online edition).
- The yellow day's work. Everyday fluff and stardust 2010–2019 (diary). Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach 2020, ISBN 978-3-941306-97-4 .
- 3165 - Monologue of an executioner (radio play of the play of the same name). LOhrBär-Verlag, Regensburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-939529-05-7 .
- Walking on the Golden Road . Three authors on the go . Verlag Sankt Michaelsbund, Munich 2008 (with Friedrich Brandl , Harald Grill , accompanied by the Duo de Clarinettes-Basses), ISBN 978-3-939905-29-5 .
- Oskar Maria Graf and Bertolt Brecht (radio broadcast). In: Bavarian dream couple. The somewhat different Bavaria (collectiveeditionof eight BR radio broadcasts by different authors). Volk Verlag, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-86222-007-6 .
- Otfried Preussler : The flight to Egypt. Royal Bohemian part (reading by Bernhard Setzwein, accompanied by the Duo de Clarinettes-Basses). LOhrBär-Verlag, Regensburg 2013, ISBN 978-3-939529-12-5 .
- Oskar Panizza plays with his nurse at the sanatorium Bruno Herzoghöhe the Last Judgment . World premiere : Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck / Meran , May 27, 2000.
- The wall rattles, the flags are up . World premiere: Marstalltheater des Bayerischen Staatsschauspiels (as a staged reading by the winners of the one-act competition "Germany in the Third Millennium"), April 7, 2001.
- Never thought. A piece of staying here and leaving . World premiere: Burgschauspielverein Freudenberg , June 27, 2003.
- Watten Wagner Wichs . World premiere: Theater im Zunfthaus, Munich, February 6, 2004.
- Sahira or Heinz von Stein's trip to the Orient . World premiere: Stein Castle near Altenmarkt / Chiemgau , May 29, 2004. - Print / online edition: Bernhard Setzwein's Sahira or Heinz vom Steins Fahrt ins Morgenland . Edited, commented on, explained and provided with material by Hans-Peter Ecker; University of Bamberg Press, Bamberg 2014, Volume 1 of the series "Bamberg Texts for Stage and Film", ISBN 978-3-86309-239-9 (print edition), eISBN 978-3-86309-240-5 (online edition) .
- Foreign voices . World premiere: Burgschauspielverein Freudenberg, June 24, 2005 - Print / online edition: Bernhard Setzwein: Foreign Voices . Edited, commented on, explained and provided with material by Hans-Peter Ecker and Kirsta Viola Ecker; University of Bamberg Press, Bamberg 2015, Volume 2 of the series "Bamberg Texts for Stage and Film", ISBN 978-3-86309-308-2 (print edition), eISBN 978-3-86309-309-9 (online edition) .
- 3165 - Monologue of an executioner . World premiere: Landestheater Oberpfalz , Weiden , December 7, 2007.
- Hrabal and the man at the window . World premiere: Theater Regensburg , June 6, 2015. - Print / online edition: Bernhard Setzwein: HRABAL and the man at the window . Edited, commented on, explained and provided with material by Hans-Peter and Kirsta Viola Ecker; University of Bamberg Press, Bamberg 2015, Volume 3 of the series "Bamberg Texts for Stage and Film", ISBN 978-3-86309-365-5 (print edition), eISBN 978-3-86309-366-2 (online edition) .
- Later visit. Dietrich Bonhoeffer redivivus . World premiere: Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial , April 9, 2016 - Print / online edition: Later visit - Dietrich Bonhoeffer redivivus. Edited, commented on, explained and provided with material by Hans-Peter Ecker and Kirsta Viola Ecker; University of Bamberg Press, Bamberg 2017, Volume 6 of the series "Bamberg Texts for Stage and Film", ISBN 978-3-86309-509-3 (print edition), eISBN 978-3-86309-510-9 (online edition) .
- Lola Montez. The wrong Spaniard . World premiere: Dagestein Castle, Vilseck, June 29, 2018.
- Resl our. The piece to the film of the Konnersreuth mystery . World premiere: Weiden regional library , March 14, 2019.
In addition to a large number of smaller radio programs for various cultural programs, Bernhard Setzwein worked on numerous topics in 30 or 60-minute features. Most of them are features on Bavarian literary and cultural history, travel articles and author portraits (the year numbers represent the respective first broadcast).
- An edition of the Pop Sunday series . Lyrics and music . Bavarian Radio, 1980.
- Service to neighbor (radio play). Hessischer Rundfunk , 1980.
- Life in the country. A Bavarian poet meeting (live from the Dehnberger Hoftheater near Lauf an der Pegnitz ). September 27, 1987.
- Bavarian authors. New dialect poems by Fitzgerald Kusz and Bernhard Setzwein . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1991.
- A beautiful light is burning everywhere. Bernhard Setzwein and Irene Kubelka, portrayed by Harald Grill . Bayerischer Rundfunk, November 17, 1991.
- Poets and music (live from the Schlierseer Bauerntheater ). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1994.
- Not cold enough (live recording of a reading by the author from the novel of the same name). Saarländischer Rundfunk , 2000.
- Central Europe , where is it? (Live recording of a discussion in the Sulzbach-Rosenberg literature archive with Péter Esterházy , Zsuzsanna Gahse and Robert Schindel ). Bavarian Radio, 2000.
- “Das Blaue Tagwerk”: At the reading by the actor Wolfgang Maria Bauer , author Bernhard Setzwein speaks about his writing (in the series “radioTexte - The Open Book”). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2010.
- Bernhard Setzwein, author (interview in the series Eins zu Eins. Der Talk ), Bayerischer Rundfunk, March 11, 2019.
- The Chinese in Rome . Jean Paul Friedrich Richter's trip to Weimar . Bayerischer Rundfunk , 1988.
- Always against those in power. A portrait of the Baierian publisher Friedl Brehm . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1988.
- "Foreheads on which the understanding is revealed". The Bayreuth philosopher Max Stirner and the Berlin Circle of the “Free” . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1988.
- " Nestor the Bavarian poet". The colonel, man of letters and painter Heinrich von Reder . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1989.
- "The devil fetch everyone who still speaks of sparing". Ludwig Thoma as a desk clerk . Hessischer Rundfunk, 1990.
- The Hermit von Gauting . A portrait of the writer Karl Theodor Freiherr von Hallberg-Broich . Bavarian Radio, 1990.
- Book lover and world chronicler . A portrait of the doctor Hartmann Schedel . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1991.
- "What the Isar rustles". Michael Georg Conrad's Munich novel from 1888 . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1991.
- Franz Bleis "Great Bestiary of Modern Literature" . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1991.
- The Bavarian " Werther ". Lorenz Westenrieder's youth novel . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1992.
- Andreas Dominikus Zaupser and his "Baierisches and Oberpfälzisches Idiotikon " . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1992.
- “We didn't make contracts, we made books”. The unusual Bavarian publisher Friedl Brehm . A portrait (extended version of Always Against Those in Power ). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1993.
- The poor court poet . The fate of Mathias Ettenhueber . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1993.
- “His apartment became a literary dovecote”. Otto Julius Bierbaum and Prince Cuckoo . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1994.
- “The future time has appeared to me”. Lorenz Westenrieder's “Dream in Three Nights” . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1994.
- "... a great failure indeed". Franz Kafka's trip to Munich in 1916 . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1995.
- "In this fragrant silence". Friedrich Nietzsche's hike through the Bavarian Forest . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1996.
- The cynic in his kennel. Oskar Panizza's end in the Herzoghöhe sanatorium . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1999.
- "To the land of primeval forests and robber caves". How the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once traveled to the Bavarian Forest (extended version of “In this fragrant silence” ). Bavarian Radio, 2000.
- “What about our emergence?” Hans Carossa meets a “ brilliant farmer's deandl ” . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2001.
- "I'm outside". The early " dropout " Siegfried von Vegesack in the Bavarian Forest . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2002.
- It happened in Rohrbrunn ... story of the poet's love for the German robber forest . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2002.
- "Thoughts come when there are too many". Wilhelm Busch's summer retreat in Brannenburg am Inn . Bavarian Radio, 2004.
- "... a piece of real, secure home" . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2005 (via Oskar Maria Graf in Brno )
- "... the Dreiflüssetal sinks into veils of smoke and fog pale." Texts from the Passau area . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2005.
- "Hour of the Survivors". Heinz Piontek's post-war period in the Upper Palatinate . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2006.
- "It smelled of water, tar and incense ". Texts from the Main Triangle . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2006.
- Reflection on nothing. Hubert Fichte in the Schrobenhausen orphanage . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2007.
- White darkness. Adalbert Stifter and the snow hell of Lackenhäuser . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2007.
- Colorful threads in the life sweater. Memories of the Upper Palatinate poet and game inventor Eugen Oker . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2008.
- "Everything was rattled with engines". Hermann Hesse's “ Nuremberg Journey ” 1925 . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2008.
- Practice in exile . Oskar Maria Graf in Vienna . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2009.
- Oskar Maria Graf and Bertolt Brecht (in the series “Bavarian Dream Couples”). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2009.
- Hunting scenes from the Bavarian Forest . Gisela Elsner and her novel "Heilig Blut" . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2010.
- “We sit here in a warm nest and brood our dreams”. Poets in the tavern . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2011.
- Jean-Paulians. The most loyal fans of a weird genius . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2013.
- Literary tourism in Northern Bavaria. "Whoever wants to understand the poet ..." . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2015.
- Bavarian blues. When Bavarian authors feel tired of the world . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2016.
- The dialect Apache. For the 100th birthday of the publisher Friedl Brehm . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2017.
- A Bavarian in New York. Oskar Maria Graf as a US citizen . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2017. = An original Bavarian becomes a US citizen. Oskar Maria Graf's ode to New York . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2019.
- Young Fanny's sufferings . Investigations into a death from the Frauenkirche in Munich on January 14, 1785 . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1993
- It happened in the Munich Hofgarten ... From the Burggarten to the Renommierplatz . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1996.
- The unloved elector . Karl Theodor from Palatinate as Bavarian regent . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1999.
- The woman in the blue coat. A journey through the Upper Palatinate Jura to the artist town of Kallmünz . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1999.
- Dr. Jourdanoff and the "spark". Lenin incognito in Munich . Bavarian Radio, 2000.
- “The granite won't let me go”. Johann Wolfgang Goethe's travels in the Fichtel Mountains . Bavarian Radio, 2000.
- An encyclopedia of Bavarian life. What is the old " Schmeller " worth? . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2001.
- Is " Tschüss " Bavarian? What goes into the new dialect dictionary and what doesn't . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2001.
- In the land of the dervishes . How Duke Maximilian traveled to the Orient in 1838 . Bavarian Radio, 2003.
- Pförring , Pledelingen , Pazzouwe . The Nibelungenlied and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal . Bavarian Radio, 2003.
- “Pfüa di God, Scheene Hoamat!” Why someone sold his thing and went to America . Bavarian Radio, 2004.
- Bone bone and fly head . About the passion of book printing . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2005.
- Kurt Eisner's secretary. The author and revolutionary Felix Fechenbach . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2006.
- Endless adventure. Passionate local explorers . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2007.
- The "interrogation" of the rutting cries . Deer gods, deer hunts and deer buttons . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2007.
- Strubbelkopfröhrling and bellyache coral . The wondrous realm of mushrooms and mushroom pickers . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2008. = Mushroom fools. Stories of poisonous and lucky mushrooms . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2019.
- 1208/1209 - seemingly inconspicuous years . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2009.
- Upper Palatinate Communism . When the brewery belongs to everyone . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2009.
- Wind and weather play a role. Open-air theater in Bavaria . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2010.
- Mortar women and the new economy . Poets in production . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2011.
- Land-Ei and Stodterer (in the series "Bavarian Dream Couples "). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2012.
- Heaven and Hell (in the series "Bavarian Dream Couples"). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2012.
- Upper and lower (in the series "Bavarian dream couples"). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2012.
- Praising home is not difficult !? What home nurses do . Bavarian Broadcasting, 2014.
- The impoverished Count Hansi. A bird of paradise in post-war Regensburg . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2015.
- Mystic Resl von Konnersreuth . How a farm girl from Upper Palatinate became world famous . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2019.
- Resl from Konnersreuth. Saint or hysteric ? Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2020.
- ... and they came together. A bridge between Regensburg and Pilsen . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1996.
- “Stay healthy with me, Krakow !” A forgotten city returns to Europe . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1995.
- Luck is a disc-shaped dumpling . What Bavaria can find in and about Bohemia . Bavarian Radio, 2004.
- The luck are "Welsh Rarebits". A Bavarian in Wales . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2005.
- Tread the paths of yesterday anew today. Three authors on foot on the way from Pilsen to Amberg (with Friedrich Brandl and Harald Grill ). Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2007.
- From lightening blind spots. 20 years after the revolution : Romania on the way back to Europe . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2009.
- Altmugl , Gusterberg , Havlíckuv Brod . Or: the middle is everywhere and nowhere . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2010.
- The Mussolini of shoes. Tomáš Baťa and his dream of the perfect factory town . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2011.
- The Bavarian-Bohemian beer dumpling gene. Bavaria and Bohemia . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2018.
- Anna Croissant-Rust . A portrait . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1988.
- Dream about immortality. In search of the author of the “ Night Watch of Bonaventure ”. A criminal piece from the history of literature . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1989.
- Johannes Freumbichler , a well-known grandfather and forgotten author . Bavarian Radio, 1990.
- He always just wanted to be a worker. A portrait of the Welsh poet David Jones . Hessischer Rundfunk, 1992.
- Fully clownish melancholy . On the 100th birthday of Ernst Penzoldt . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1992.
- The great book of the Danube . The hydraulic engineer Ernst Neweklowsky and his life's work . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1995.
- “Profoundly dumbfounded into the familiar”. Heimito von Doderer's double life between Landshut and Vienna . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1996.
- "... when I have to hear their filth and lies". Theodor Haeckers “Day and Night Books. 1939 to 1945 ” . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1997.
- “I've always felt myself to be superfluous”. The Jewish writer Soma Morgenstern and his world feeling . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1997.
- The George Sand from Bannwaldsee . A portrait of Ilse Schneider-Lengyel . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1997.
- The Theodor Lessing case . A Jewish author in the “crazy world” of Schwabing . Bavarian Radio, 1998.
- Between the Isar and Jordan . As of Fritz Rosenthal -Chorin Ben Shalom was . Bavarian Radio, 1998.
- “I was a young Eastern European barbarian ”. A portrait and conversation with the Prague author Jáchym Topol . Bavarian Radio, 1998.
- The beautiful yellow Danube . A river novel by Jules Verne . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2002.
- The Thomasbernhard on- site disease . How much an author can infect his readers . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2008.
- "The best way to learn to write is from illiterate people ". The Upper Palatinate author Werner Fritsch and his Wondreb cosmos . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2009.
- As long as I write, the sky is on fire. The Munich poet and crime novelist Friedrich Ani . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2012.
- Like a good little marriage. Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla . Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2012.
- Zanzibar is elsewhere. How Alfred Andersch learned to be afraid . Bavarian Broadcasting, 2014.
- Suddenly it's a success. Portrait of the novelist Petra Morsbach . Bavarian Broadcasting, 2014.
Text contributions to illustrated books
The illustrated books provided with texts by Setzwein have all been published by Buch- und Kunstverlag Oberpfalz (Amberg).
- Saubadfelsen and Katzentrögel. The stone forest . 1996 (with Alfred Schiener), ISBN 3-924350-55-8 .
- Silberdistelland. Upper Palatinate Jura . 1998 (with Günter Moser, Othmar Perras), ISBN 3-924350-67-1 .
- Land of a thousand ponds. The Stiftland . 1999 (with Günter Moser), ISBN 3-924350-74-4 .
- The city on the Vils . Amberg . 2000 (with Günter Moser), ISBN 3-924350-88-4 .
- Stone Sea and Seven Star . Fichtel Mountains . 2000 (with Gerhard Bayerl, Manfred Schultes), ISBN 3-924350-84-1 .
- Upper Palatinate castles. A journey to the witnesses of the past . 2004; 2., revised. Edition (with Günter Moser, Mathias Conrad): 2009, ISBN 3-935719-25-6 .
- Marktredwitz . Bridge between West and East / Most mezi Vychodem a Západem . 2005 (with Gerhard Bayerl, Manfred Schultes), Czech translation: Václav Maidl, ISBN 3-935719-30-2 (= 1st edition); Marktredwitz. Bridge between West and East / A Bridge between West and East. 2006 (with Gerhard Bayerl, Manfred Schultes), engl. Translation: Silke Lindner, John Hart, ISBN 978-3-935719-36-0 (= 2nd edition).
- The Upper Palatinate . Wide land, wide views . 2008 (with Günter Moser), ISBN 978-3-935719-46-9 (2nd edition 2012, ISBN 978-3-935719-88-9 ).
- Nabburg . City with tradition and charm . 2010 (with Günter Moser, Walter Baehnisch, Josef Götz), ISBN 978-3-935719-64-3 .
- In the Arberland . All about the king of the Bavarian Forest . 2012 (with Günter Moser), ISBN 978-3-935719-75-9 .
- Sacred mountains - sacred springs. Pilgrimage sites in the Upper Palatinate . 2013 (with Günter Moser), ISBN 978-3-935719-96-4 .
- One moment please! Or two? Encounters across the Bavarian-Bohemian border . 2016 (with Johannes Maria Haslinger, Herbert Pöhnl), ISBN 978-3-7917-2798-1 .
Foreign language editions
- Mon oncle de Rosenheim . Editions Bérénice, Paris 2006, translation: Marc Bouvet (French edition by Watten Wagner Wichs ), ISBN 2-911232-56-9 .
- Zelená panna . Barrister & Principal, Brno 2007 (Czech edition of The Green Maiden ), translation: Lenka Šedová, ISBN 978-80-7364-040-8 .
- Păsările, de ce zboară. Poemes . Hestia, Timişoara 2008 (Romanian), translation: Eugen D. Popin, ISBN 978-973-105-062-1 .
- Upper Palatinate. Impressions of a Landscape . 2008 (English edition of Weites Land, wide views. The Upper Palatinate ), translation: Philip Wade, ISBN 978-3-935719-51-3 .
- 3165. Monologue d'un bourreau . Editions Bérénice, Paris 2009 (French edition of 3165. An executioner's monologue ), translation: Marc Bouvet, ISBN 978-2-911232-82-4 .
Collaboration on editions
- With František Fabian, Josef Hruby (eds.): Between Radbuza and Regen. A Bavarian-Bohemian reader ( anthology ). Book and art publisher Oberpfalz, Amberg 1993.
- With Edith Ecker, Karl Krieg (Hrsg.): Czech contemporary literature (anthology). With the collaboration of Václav Maidl and Marek Nekula. Issue 27–28 (= special issue) by Passauer Pegasus. Journal for Literature , 14th year, Karl Krieg, Passau 1996, .
- Heinz Puknus: Bernhard Setzwein . In: Heinz Ludwig Arnold (ed.): Critical lexicon of contemporary German-language literature (loose-leaf collection). edition text + kritik, Munich, June 1995 (= 50th subsequent delivery), update: October 2001 (= 69th subsequent delivery).
- Gerd Holzheimer : Wanderer man. Studies on the Poetics of Walking in Literature. Literature in Bayern Munich 1999, series “Kulturgeschichtliche Forschungen”, Volume 25, pp. 272–275, ISBN 3-9804213-5-X .
- Thomas Kraft: Bernhard Setzwein . In: Hermann Kunisch (greeting), Thomas Kraft (Hrsg.): Lexicon of contemporary German-language literature since 1945 . Nymphenburger Verlagbuchhandlung, Munich 2003, Volume 2, pp. 1174–1176, ISBN 3-485-00989-X .
- Hermann Unterstöger : literary man of the peripheral Bavaria. Bernhard Setzwein sees himself as the builder of a constantly growing universal Sendlikon - recently Hlavanice has also been part of Sendling . In: Robert Roßmann, Hans Kratzer (Ed.): Stadt, Land, Wort. Bavaria's writers. 22 portraits . SüdOst Verlag, Waldkirchen 2004, pp. 13-16, ISBN 3-89682-088-5 .
- Heinz Puknus: Bernhard Setzwein. Literary forensics . In: Alfons Schweiggert , Hannes S. Macher (Hrsg.): Authors in Bavaria. 20th century . Verlagsanstalt Bayerland, Dachau 2004, p. 391 f, ISBN 3-89251-340-6 .
- Jürgen Rolf Hansen: ... and Sisyphus laughed. Literary rendezvous in the land of the five lakes . Friedl-Brehm-Verlag, Feldafing 2004, pp. 273-282, ISBN 3-937165-02-9 .
- Hans-Peter Ecker: Setzwein, Bernhard . In: Wilhelm Kühlmann (Ed.): Killy Literature Lexicon . Authors and works from the German-speaking cultural area . 2nd, completely revised edition, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / Boston 2011, Volume 10 Ros – Se, pp. 768 f., ISBN 978-3-11-022042-1 .
- Literature by and about Bernhard Setzwein in the catalog of the German National Library
- Setzwein's website
- Bernhard Setzwein in the Bavarian literature portal (project of the Bavarian State Library )
- Internet the Sudeten German Academy of Sciences and Arts: Members ( Memento of the original from August 3, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. the class of arts and art studies.
- Literature archive Sulzbach-Rosenberg e. V .: Vorlass Bernhard Setzwein Retrieved on February 18, 2018.
- E.g. Uwe Schütte: Lonely and cold. Bernhard Setzwein's Nietzsche novel (review). In: Süddeutsche Zeitung , 6./7. May 2000. - Ralf Konersmann : Slapstick in the Engadine. Sad, funny: Bernhard Setzwein's novel about Nietzsche (review). In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , June 5, 2000. - Klaus Huebner: Seven summers in Sils-Maria. Bernhard Setzwein dares Nietzsche and wins (review). In: Swiss monthly books , Zurich, July 2000, issue 7/8, pp. 47–49. - Without a statement of responsibility: Dive into a final dream. Current books between service and Nietzsche mission (review). In: Der Standard , Vienna, August 26, 2000, p. 3 of the supplement Album .
- E.g. Olaf Przybilla : The question of evil (review). In: Süddeutsche Zeitung . June 24, 2005. - Elmar Kellner: No light fare, but served brilliantly (review). In: Franconian news . June 27, 2005
- Bamberg Poetics Professorship
- Culturethe Sudeten German Landsmannschaft and the Free State of Bavaria on the occasion of the 64th Sudeten German Day in Augsburg on May 18th and 19th . ( Memento of the original from February 17, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 84 kB) In: Press release of the Sudetendeutschen Landsmannschaft from May 3, 2013. Accessed on May 21, 2013.
- Adalbert Stifter Scholarship
- Czech Cultural Year> Resident Authors> Bernhard Setzwein
- editorial Onetz: A deep psychological study. In: Onetz.de . November 23, 2007, accessed on December 5, 2018 (interview with the author - it's about the last Bavarian executioner Johann Reichhart ).
- The Polish, Hungarian and Bulgarian translations are individual texts, sometimes just poems, that have appeared in magazines or anthologies in the respective countries.
- The volume is a selection of poems made by the translator, most of which come from various Setzwein's books. It also contains a few new, previously unpublished poems that are currently (2011) only available in Romanian.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German author|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 29, 1960|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Munich|