Recordings

The German Department at Princeton has 16 hours of recordings on 20 reels.

They have been digitized and now been split and merged into audioclips that feature each of the readings and the following discussion as one track.

The only apparent lacunae in the recordings are the readings of two literary scholars who were living in the United States and invited to take part, Robert Kahn (Houston) and Reinhard Paul Becker (New York).

Despite varying quality, the material is presented in its entirety. The order is chronological.

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Walter Jens

00:00 – 29:10 reading, 29:57 – 58:59 discussion

Erich Fried

00:00 – 15:50 reading, 16:10 – 31:52 discussion.

Gerd Fuchs

00:00 – 23:00 reading, 23:10 – 37:33 discussion

Ernst Augustin

00:00 – 19:01 reading, 19:16 – 31:18 discussion

Helga Maria Novak

00:00 – 04:47 reading, 05:00 – 10:31 discussion

Jürgen Becker

00:00 – 09:41 reading, 09:50 – 25:20 discussion

Günter Grass

00:00 – 13:15 reading, 13:30 – 25:11 discussion

Wolfgang Promies

00:00 – 22:43 reading, 22:52 – 40:28 discussion

Peter Bichsel

00:00 – 17:00 reading, 17:23 – 35:10 discussion

Mathias Schreiber

00:00 – 12:58 reading, 13:20 – 22:15 discussion

Walter Höllerer

00:00 – 20:46 reading, 20:50 – 55:25 discussion. The recording of the reading starts abruptly.

Peter Handke

00:00 – 21:10 reading, 21:18 – 40:56 discussion

Reinhard Lettau

00:00 – 17:26 reading, 17:50 – 38:59 discussion

Klaus Roehler

00:00 – 31:40 reading, 31:43 – 50:38 discussion

Peter O. Chotjewicz

00:00 – 08:14 reading, 08:21 – 12:30 discussion

Reinhard Baumgart

00:00 – 13:38 reading, 13:54 – 29:38 discussion

Christian Ferber

00:00 – 13:27 reading, 13:29 – 16:27 discussion

Gabriele Wohmann

00:00 – 15:38 reading, 15:40 – 36:15 discussion

Heinz Weder


00:00 – 18:19 reading, 18:40 – 20:43 discussion

Rolf Haufs

00:00 – 06:37 reading, 06:54 – 13:39 discussion

Klaus Stiller

00:00 – 07:21 reading, 07:45 – 12:51 discussion

Richard Hey

00:00 – 21:50 reading, 22:03 – 42:03 discussion

Wolfgang Meier

00:00 – 22:30 reading, 22:33 – 27:42 discussion

Jörg Steiner

00:00 – 06:37 reading. The recording of the reading is incomplete and the discussion is missing.

Hermann Piwitt

00:00 – 14:46 reading, 14:54 – 34:46 discussion. The recording of the reading starts abruptly. Handke’s famous attack starts at 15:00.

Hans Christoph Buch

00:00 – 18:39 reading, 18:46 – 20:03 discussion

Hans Werner Richter’s closing remarks

Beginning of the conference “The Writer in the Affluent Society”

Victor Lange announces the parallel event on campus called “Response – What’s happening: The Arts in 1966.”

Peter Weiss’ remarks on his interview with the New York Times on the war in Vietnam