Titche, Leon 1939-

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Titche, Leon 1939-


Born January 14, 1939, in Monroe, LA; son of Leon L. (a physician) and Grete (a homemaker) Titche; married Judy Anderson (an artist), November 28, 1985; children: Melissa, Jennifer. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Tulane University, B.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1964. Religion: Lutheran.


Home—West Lafayette, IN. E-mail—[email protected].


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, professor of foreign languages and literatures, 1964-2001; professor emeritus, 2001—.


Friedrich Nietzsche Society, Carl Jung Society, Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.


Reflections from a Desert Pond, Century Press (Thomaston, ME), 1998.

Abishag's Lament (poetry), Mellen Poetry Press (Lewiston, NY), 2000.

A Pavilion for the Sun (poetry), Mellen Poetry Press (Lewiston, NY), 2000.

Also author of Hail the Demons: The Quantization of Kafka, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY). Contributor to periodicals, including Oxford German Studies.


Leon Titche once told CA: "I cannot pinpoint any particular motivation for writing, other than there is often a tremendous urge that exists, which places me in a totally different world. My influences have been varied, but mainly German poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and American poets, such as Ginsberg, Kerouac, Robert Penn Warren, William Carlos Williams, and John Berryman. However, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka also have been at the forefront."