Peter Schütt (Author)
Peter Schütt, son of a teacher, graduated from high school at the Athenaeum in Stade in 1959 and then studied German and history from 1959 to 1967 in Hamburg, Göttingen and Bonn. In 1967 he received his doctorate in philosophy with a dissertation on the poet Andreas Gryphius . He then worked as a freelance writer . He belonged to the Dortmund group 61 and in the spring of 1968, together with the building fitter Rainer Hirsch, he founded the “Hamburg Freelance Authors' Workshop”, a forerunner of the “Working Group Literature of the Working World” . As a predominantly lone activist of the '68 movement , Schütt was rediscovered in German literary studies in 2019 as part of the 1968 web project .
After Schütt had come into contact with Marxist circles early on in Hamburg , he was one of the founders of the German Communist Party in 1968 . From 1971 he was a member of the party executive committee of the DKP and from 1973 to 1981 Federal Secretary of the DKP-related and the Democratic Cultural Association based on the GDR's cultural association .
Schütt placed his literary works - primarily poems and reports - entirely in the service of communist ideology, which earned him the title of "court poet of the DKP". He was involved in the West German peace movement and made numerous trips as a functionary, including a. to the countries of the Eastern Bloc, Vietnam and the USA.
When Peter Schütt openly acknowledged the reform course of the new General Secretary of the CPSU, Mikhail Gorbachev , in the 1980s, a rift broke out with the DKP leadership. In September 1988 Schütt was expelled from the party executive committee; shortly afterwards he resigned from the party. Schütt subsequently broke radically with his previous communist convictions and unreservedly admitted in press publications and books that he had adhered to a heresy.
After Schütt married an Iranian woman in 1987, he converted to Shiite Islam in 1990 . He had already converted to Catholicism as an originally Lutheran Christian . In 1996 he made the pilgrimage to Mecca .
According to his own statement, he found his religious home in the Islamic Center on the Hamburg Outer Alster.
Ulla Hahn , with whom Schütt was "in a relationship for seven years [...]", makes in her novel We are expected from Peter Schütt, according to his statement, the Germanist Marga Wiedebusch, who comes from Stade.
The Iranian writer Said accused Schütt in 2007 of being an “eternal convert” and defending an Islam “that only exists in his head” because he concealed the reality of the people in Iran: “Whether you notice it or not, Today it is your task to make Islam socially acceptable for European intellectual circles. You enjoy - thank God - the right to freedom of expression in Germany. If we had this freedom in Tehran, it wouldn't be so easy for the regime. "
Peter Schütt was a member of the SDS in Hamburg from 1966 to 1969 and from 1971 a member of the Association of German Writers and the working group "Literature of the Working World" and from 1968 to 1988 a member of the DKP.
Schütts uncle was the poet and military historian Alfred Vagts .
- Safe in the seventies , Hamburg 1969
- The Chancellor's Past , Hamburg 1970
- The Dramas of Andreas Gryphius , Hamburg 1971
- Peace offers , Hamburg 1971
- Vietnam 30 days later , Dortmund 1973
- Change course! , Düsseldorf 1974
- On the State of the Union , Dortmund 1974
- 40 Pfennig more or the launch falls into the water , Oberhausen 1975
- Mein Niederelbebuch , Fischerhude 1976
- Off to Siberia , Dortmund 1977
- For whom? For us! , Fischerhude 1977
- Relationships , Fischerhude 1978
- Two continents , Fischerhude 1979
- "The Mohr has done his duty ..." , Dortmund 1980
- The breast pump , Dortmund 1980
- Peter Schuett . Poems, pumpkin seed, Munich 1980.
- Is there racism in the Federal Republic? , Frankfurt / M. 1981
- Between dream & everyday life , Fischerhude 1981
- Be indignant! , Dortmund 1982
- Let's go east , Dortmund 1982
- Look at this shipyard ... , Hamburg 1983
- What remains of the dreams , Dortmund 1983
- Trees die upright , Berlin 1984
- The small 35-hour book , Dortmund 1984
- The Southern Cross , Dortmund 1985
- Love poems , Fischerhude 1987
- ... when peoples clash far behind Turkey , Cologne 1987
- The raspberry sauce came from the KGB , Dortmund 1989
- Moscow radio again , Cologne 1989
- Look into the world , Niederwiesa 1989
- My last stand , Böblingen 1992
- Emergency landing in Turkmenistan , Asendorf 1996
- Allah's sun shines over the Alster , Asendorf 2001
- From Basbeck am Moor via Moscow to Mecca - Stations on a Journey through Life , Asendorf 2009
- ... and Jesus is his prophet - a Christmas play based on the Koran Hamburg 2011
As editor: '
- Aktion Roter Punkt , Munich 1969 (together with Agnes Hüfner and Gerd Peter)
- Rules of thumb for class fighters , Dortmund 1970
- Left reader , Dortmund 1970
- Nothing to do? , Cologne 1971
- Visiting friends , Dortmund 1972
- Have a say, gain power , Oer-Erkenschwick 1973
- Peace & Disarmament , Fischerhude 1977 (together with Gerda Konietzny and Wolf-Dietmar Stock)
- Amandla maatla , Dortmund 1983
- Emina Čabaravdić-Kamber : The molester , Hundorf 1998
Journal articles (selection):
- Whose money I take, the song I sing . In: Die Zeit , June 5, 1990: "What the DKP has always denied, that is now confirmed by the writer Peter Schütt, himself a member of the party's federal executive committee from 1971 to 1989: from the beginning the West German communists were attached to the East Berlin drip."
- From court poet to brown rat. What the DKP understood by unity and how it enforced unity in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . No. 154 of July 6, 1991, page 28.
- Stupid and in good faith. Peter Schütt on the influence of GDR cultural policy on West German authors . In: Der Spiegel . No. 7 , 1992, pp. 179-186 ( online ).
- Ursula Reinhold: Interview with Peter Schütt , in: Weimarer Contributions 18, 1972, 2, pp. 43–67.
- Ursula Reinhold: Peter Schütt , in: dies., “Exquisite” contemporary. Encounters with authors and books , Göttingen: HeRas Verlag 2014, pp. 109–138.
- Sabine Koloch: German studies, politics and the cross-generational project “ Coming to terms with the past”. Peter Schütts contribution to the discussion for “Die Welt” 1966 online , in: 1968 in the German literature / topic group “Post-War German Studies in Criticism” (literaturkritik.de archive / special editions) (2020).
- Literature by and about Peter Schütt in the catalog of the German National Library
- Wash house readings Literature readings , organized by Peter Schütt
- Peter Schütt in the Lexicon of Westphalian Authors
- Texts by Peter Schütt, activated on literaturkritik.de on the occasion of his 80th birthday
- 25 years of solidarity, resistance, truth, criticism. Edited by Working group literature in the world of work, Cologne 1995.
- Sabine Koloch (Ed.): 1968 in German literary studies
- Lutz Hagestedt: Walter Kempowski. Walter de Gruyter, 2010, ISBN 978-3-110-21473-4 , p. 33 ( limited preview in the Google book search).
- German fundamentalists: Loser from the Sauerland. In: Spiegel Online . September 12, 2007, accessed October 7, 2018 .
- Said : Why converts are Tehran's henchmen . In: Die Welt , September 11, 2007, accessed November 9, 2017.
- Peter Schütt: Converts: My way to the Islamic creed . In: Die Welt , September 10, 2007, accessed November 9, 2017.
- Peter Schütt: There are things that don't exist. And then there is . Betonet-magazin.de , August 17, 2017, accessed on November 9, 2017. See Ulla Hahn: We are expected: Roman. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Munich 2017, ISBN 978-3-421-04782-3 , p. 178.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer, DKP functionary and journalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 10, 1939|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Basbeck , Lower Elbe|