Peter von Matt
was born in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1937. He is professor emeritus of Modern German Literature in Zurich and formerly held a visiting professorship at Stanford University, California. He is a member of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung in Darmstadt (the German Academy for Language and Poetry). He is regarded as one of the most eminent literary critics working today and has been awarded many prizes, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2005) and Heinrich Mann Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin (2006).
Previous works include:
Fertig ist das Angesicht. Zur Literaturgeschichte des menschlichen Gesichts (Carl Hanser, 1983); Liebesverrat. Die treulosen in der Literatur (Carl Hanser, 1989); Das Schicksal der Phantasie. Studien zur deutschen Literatur (Carl Hanser, 1994); Verkommene Söhne, mißratene Töchter. Familiendesaster in der Literatur (Carl Hanser, 1995)
Some of his work has been published in France (Edition Zoé)
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