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philologist , critic and novelist

Walter Jens, German Philologist, author, critic. Recipient German-Swedish Culture prize City of Stockholm, 1964, Lessingpreis der Hansestadt Hamburg, 1968, television prize Trade Union German Employees, 1976, Heinrich Heine Preis der Stadt Düsseldorf, 1981, Adolf Grimme Preis des Deutschen Volkshochschulverbands, 1984, Theodor-Heuss-Preis, 1988, Alternativer Büchnerpris Darinstadt, 1989.

Background

Jens, Walter was born on March 8, 1923 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Walter and Anna (Martens) Jens.

Education

Student, Hamburg University. Student, Freiburg im Breisgau University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Freiburg im Breisgau University.

Career

Assistant Hamburg and Tubingen Universities 1946-1950. Dozent, Tubingen University 1950-1956, Professor, of Classical Philology and Rhetoric 1956-1967. Professor University of Hamburg 1986.

President 1976-1982), Berliner Akademie der Kiinste, Deutsche Akademie fur Sprache und Dichtung. D.Phil., honorary degree. Lessingpreis der Hansestadt Hamburg 1968, TV.

Works

Membership

Member of Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, Berliner Akademie der Künste (president 1989-1997, honorary president since 1997), German Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (president 1976-1982, honorary president since 1982).

Connections

Married Inge Puttfarcken, January 1, 1951. 2 children.

father:
Walter Jens

mother:
Anna (Martens) Jens

spouse:
Inge Puttfarcken