|Birthname||Peter Otto Härtling|
|born on||13 November 1933 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )|
|Place||Chemnitz, Germany, 50n50, 12e55|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°14' 19°41 Asc. 27°58'|
German writer and poet. He is a member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and he received the Großes Verdienstkreuz for his major contribution to German literature.
Härtling had his first collection of poetry published in 1953. From 1967 to 1973, Härtling was the managing director of the German publishing house S. Fischer Verlag, located in Frankfurt. He has worked as the editor of the magazine Der Monat and as the president of the Hölderlin society. His autobiographical novel Zwettl (1973) deals with the period he spent living in Lower Austria after his family fled from the Red Army. Nachgetragene Liebe (1980) recounts Härtling's earliest memories of his deceased father. Härtling has written fictionalised biographical works on the writers Friedrich Hölderlin, Wilhelm Waiblinger and E. T. A. Hoffmann, and the composers Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. In 1969, Härtling began writing books for children, including Und das ist die ganze Familie (1970). His children's literature has often focused on social problems involving children. In Das war der Hirbel (1973) he wrote about the home of a maladjusted child, Oma (1975) talks about aging and death, whilst Theo haut ab (1977) deals with being uprooted from home and family. Härtling has been the moderator of the Literatur im Kreuzverhör show on hr2, the cultural radio station of Hessischer Rundfunk.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Vielleicht ein Narr wie ich: Peter Härtling. Das biographische Lesebuch." by Detlef Berentzen (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2006), p. 15: "Die Großeltern: Otto und Elisabeth Härtling (Geburtsurkunde Nr. 2031): «... zeigte an, daß von der Käthe Erika Härtling, geborene Häntzschel, Ehefrau des Rechtsanwalts Walter Rudolf Härtling, beide wohnhaft hier, Theaterstraße 37, zu Chemnitz am dreizehnten November des Jahres Tausendneun, hundertdreiunddreißig vormittags um zweieinhalb Uhr ein Knabe geboren worden sei und daß das Kind die Vornamen Peter Otto erhalten habe ...« (15. November 1933)."
[Translation: The grandparents: Otto and Elisabeth Härtling (birth certificate No. 2031): " ... stated that Käthe Erika Härtling, nee Häntzschel, wife of lawyer Walter Rudolf Härtling, both residing here in Chemnitz, 37 Theater Street, in the year nineteen thirty-three, on November thirteenth, gave birth at two and a half o'clock in the morning to a boy, named Peter Otto ... " (15 November 1933).]
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