Archive for obituary

Eric Hobsbawm 1917-2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 3 October 2012 by delclem


“The British Marxist historian (with Central European roots) reclaimed and popularised the value of popular culture – something so integral to our lives
today it seems bizarre it was ever denigrated.” >Arts Blog entry
>Obituary Hobsbawm
>Panel: the Hobsbwam legacy
(with Niall Ferguson, David Priestland, Catherine Merridale & Roy Foster)

All texts (c) THE GUARDIAN 2012

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In memoriam WSD 1942-2008

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 7 September 2012 by delclem

“The funeral of germanist Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler in Vienna´s Zentralfriedhof. His lectures on Austrian literature at the university of Vienna were always crowded and a large crowd of friends, colleagues and students turned up to bid him farewell. Continue reading

Franz West 1947-2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 27 July 2012 by delclem

Creator of an Art Universe”
“Franz West, an influential Austrian sculptor with a penchant for art objects that were willfully unserious, nonideological and accessible and were displayed in Central Park and on the plaza at Lincoln Center, as well as in international exhibitions and blue-chip galleries around the world, died on Wednesday in Vienna. He was 65.” >full text (c) NYTimes, 2012

“First Havel, and now Hawelka too”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 8 January 2012 by delclem

Obituary of a Viennese coffee house legend:
Leopold Hawelka, 1911-2011

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Josef Škvorecký (1924 – 2012)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 6 January 2012 by delclem

“Just over two weeks after the death of Vaclav Havel, another Czech literary figure who played a key role in his country’s Communist-era dissident movement, Josef Skvorecky, died of cancer Tuesday. He was 87.”

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Vaclav Havel 1936 – 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 20 December 2011 by delclem

Author of absurd theatre, dissident, prisoner, president, European; the Czech leader who tried to teach his compatriots lessons in ethics and who lost Slovakia: Vaclav Havel is dead. See obituaries below (c) THE GUARDIAN, 2011.

Editorial on the European VH

Michael Billington on the dramatist VH

Timothy Garton Ash on the epitome VH

VH´s life in pictures

Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 28 October 2011 by delclem

Obituary for the imspiringly controversial German ex-hippie
and cultural theorist who was called “the Derrida of the media age”,
by Stuart Jeffries (c) The Guardian, 2011