Uwe Timm


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in Hamburg, Germany
March 30, 1940

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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
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“Es ist dieses Bild, mit dem ich lebe, sagte Dahlem, dieser vor den Flammen in den Tod springende Mann. Das Etui erinnert mich nicht nur an mein gerettetes Leben, sondern auch an den Tod des anderen. Der Splitter ist der blinde, sinnlose Zufall Leben.”
Uwe Timm, Halbschatten

“In Windhoek Gottschalk once asked Wenstrup if he thought it made sense to try to plan one's life. Wenstrup didn't think so, at least as far as he was concerned. Plans ran the danger of being too rigid. They killed all spontaneity and led too quickly toward old age. He hardly thought about the future at all and had no idea what would become of him.”
Uwe Timm, Morenga

“That even in the dark times there are bright moments, and that the darker the times are the brighter those moments seem.”
Uwe Timm, The Invention of Curried Sausage

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