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Klaus Kastberger

born in 1963 in Gmunden, Kastberger studied literature and history in Vienna. He worked at the ÖNB Literaturarchiv from 1996 to 2015, since 2015 he is a professor of modern German literature at the Franz Nabl Institute, as well as head of the Literaturhaus Graz. Klaus Kastberger is currently a member of the jury for the Bachmann Prize.

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Gerhard Fritsch Klaus Kastberger (Edited by) Stefan Alker-Windbichler (Commentaries by) - We cannot live the way we want


Who was Gerhard Fritsch? One of the most significant Austrian authors of the post-war era, to be named in the same breath as Hans Lebert or Thomas Bernhard? A highly active literary figure, who as a reviewer, editor, critic and member of numerous juries significantly influenced the literary world of his time? A driven individual, who was married three times, fathered four children and in the end hanged himself dressed in women's clothes? The author of "Moos auf den Steinen" and "Fasching" who cut his life short was all that and more. Accessible to the public for the first time, his diaries offer an insight into his creative crises, flights of fancy and private transvestite yearnings. But above all, they show us Gerhard Fritsch as a tireless writer and enable an entirely new reading of his work.