Fickert, Kurt J.

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FICKERT, Kurt J. American (born Germany), b. 1920. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history, Essays. Career: Professor Emeritus, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, (Chairman of the Dept. of Foreign Languages, 1969-75; Professor, 1956-86). Instructor in German, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 1947-53; Assistant Professor of German, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1953-54, and Kansas State University, Fort Hays, 1954-56. Publications: To Heaven and Back: The New Morality in the Plays of Friedrich Durrenmatt, 1972; Herman Hesse's Quest: The Evolution of the Dichter Figure in His Work, 1978; Kafka's Doubles, 1979; Signs and Portents: Myth in the Work of Wolfgang Borchert, with a Translation of His Poems, 1980; Franz Kafka: Life, Work and Criticism, 1984; Neither Left nor Right: The Politics of Individualism in Uwe Johnson's Work, 1987; "Zwei gemeinsame Ansichten" in Johnson: Ansichten-EinsichtenAussichten, 1989; End of a Mission: Kafka's Search for Truth in His Last Stories, 1993; Dialogue with the Reader: The Narrative Stance in Uwe Johnson's Fiction, 1996. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 33 S Kensington Pl, Springfield, OH 45504, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]