Book
Dutch

Sint-Jansnacht

Uwe Timm (author)

Sint-Jansnacht

Subject
Berlijn ; 1945-
Extra subject
Romans
Title
Sint-Jansnacht
Author
Uwe Timm
Language
Dutch
Original title
Johannisnacht
Publisher
Rotterdam: Aristos, 1997
228 p.
ISBN
90-6935-009-2

About Uwe Timm

Uwe Timm (born 30 March 1940 in Hamburg) is a German writer.

Life and work

Uwe Timm was the youngest son in his family. His brother, 16 years his senior, was a soldier in the Waffen SS and died in Ukraine in 1943. Decades later, Uwe Timm approached his relationship with his father and brother in the critically acclaimed novel In my brother's shadow.

After working as a furrier, Timm studied Philosophy and German in Munich and Paris, achieving a PhD in German literature in 1971 with his thesis: The Problem of Absurdity in the Works of Albert Camus. During his studies, Timm was engaged in leftist activities of the 1960s. He became a member of the Socialist German Student Union and was associated with Benno Ohnesorg. From 1973 to 1981 he was a member of the German Communist Party. Three times Timm has been called as a writer-in-residence to several universities in English-speakin…Read more on Wikipedia