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Josef Winkler

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Josef Winkler

Josef Winkler (b. 1953, Austria) is the author of fourteen books, among them the award-winning trilogy Das wilde Kärnten. His major themes are suicide, homosexuality, and the corrosive influence of Catholicism and Nazism in Austrian country life. Winner of the 2008 Büchner prize, subject of the award-winning film Josef Winkler, der Kinoleinwandgeher, and current president of the Austrian Art Senate, Winkler lives in Klagenfurt with his wife and two children.

Articles by Josef Winkler

from “The Graveyard of Bitter Oranges”
By Josef Winkler
In front of a tropical fruit stand in the Piazza dei Cinquecento, lit up by low-hanging bare bulbs, I stood and observed the red flesh pierced by black seeds of the melons, the yellow pineapples split…
Translated from German by Adrian Nathan West
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