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Ruth Kluger

Ruth Kluger, German language educator, editor. Recipient Rauriser Literaturpreis, 1993, Grimmelshausen-Preis, 1993, Niedersachsen Preis, 1993, Marie-Louise-Kaschnitz preis, 1994, Heine-Preis, 1997, Thomas-Mann-Preis, 1999; American Council of Learned Societies fellow, 1978.

Background

  • Kluger, Ruth was born on October 30, 1931 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1952. Daughter of Viktor and Alma (Gredinger) Kluger Hirschel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hunter College, 1950; Master of Arts, University California-Berkeley, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, University California-Berkeley, 1967.

    Career

    • Assistant professor German language and literature Case Western Reserve University, 1966-1970. Associate professor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1970-1973, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1973-1975, professor, 1975-1976, University California-Irvine, 1976-1980, 86-88, director Göttingen Study Center, Education Abroad Program, 1988-1990, professor emeritus. Professor Princeton University, 1980-1986.

      Editor German Quarterly, 1977-1984.

    Works

    • Author: The Early German Epigram: A Study in Baroque Poetry, 1971, Weiter leben Eine Jugend, 1992, Katastrophen, Uber Deutsche Literatur, 1994, Frauen lesen anders, 1996. Correspondent editor Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual, 1987. Contributor articles to professional jous.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Jewish

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association (executive council 1978-1982), American Association Teachers German (executive council 1976-1981), Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, Lessing Society (president 1977-1979), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club.

    Connections

    • Married Werner T. Angress, March 1952 (division 1962). Children: Percy, Dan.
    • child: Percy Kluger
    • child: Dan Kluger
    • mother: Alma (Gredinger) Kluger Hirschel
    • spouse: Werner T. Angress
    • father: Viktor
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    Born October 30, 1931
    Nationality
    • 1950
      Hunter College
    • 1952
      University California-Berkeley
    • 1967
      University California-Berkeley
    • 1966 - 1970
      Assistant, professor German language and literature Case Western Reserve University
    • 1970 - 1973
      associate, professor University Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      associate, professor University Kansas
      Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      associate, professor University Kansas
    • 1977 - 1984
      editor German Quarterly
    • 1980 - 1986
      professor, Princeton University
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