Michael Maar

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Michael Maar (born July 17, 1960 in Stuttgart ) is a German German philologist , writer and literary critic .

Michael Maar at the Erlanger Poetenfest 2012


He is the son of Paul Maar and Nele Maar , b. Ballhaus . Maar studied German and psychology at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg .

For his dissertation on Thomas Mann (see also Geister und Kunst , 1995) he was awarded the Johann Heinrich Merck Prize of the German Academy for Language and Poetry in 1995, to which he has been a member since 2002. From 1997 to 1998 he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin , in spring 2002 visiting professor at Stanford University in California and from 2005 to 2006 a fellow at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation .

In 2008 he was accepted into the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts . From 2011 to 2012 he was a Fellow of the International Morphomata College at the University of Cologne.

Since 1990 he has regularly published literary criticism in the German-language feature sections . His literary reviews deal primarily with modern classics .

He has two children and lives in Berlin .

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  2. Comparison with Musil, their common reference point Arthur Schopenhauer
  3. execute Review by Andreas Platthaus in FAZ No. 166/2002, p. 44