Walter Grünzweig teaches American and Comparative Literature at TU Dortmund University. A book reviewer and translator, he is preparing the first German translation of the first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, a collaborative project with 70 student translators.
German vice-chancellor Robert Habeck has more than twenty books to his name: fiction, drama, literary criticism, and non-fiction. It is tempting to read his fiction for glimpses of Green political futures, and his literary criticism for similar clues. How experimental can a literary politician be?