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Title: Alfred Abdersch's collaborators in the 'Radio-Essay' programme of the Suddeutscher Rundfunk
Author: Liebe, M.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1991
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The editorial role that Alfred Andersch performed between 1955 and 1958 for the Suddeutscher Rundfunk in Stuttgart was of such significance that the 'Radio Essay' programme (which he initiated) became a by-word for quality in German radio. The high standard of the radio programmes was made possible only thanks to the help provided by his gifted collaborators. This fact emerges from an investigation of unpublished sources, such as radio manuscripts and correspondence with the authors whose work was adapted for radio. It is on this new material that the following study is based. More than a hundred authors were responsible for 283 programmes under the rubric 'Das Netz' as part of the late-night transmissions. The studio of the Su*ddeutscher Rundfunk gave Andersch's collabortors scope to premie*re sometimes experimental radio plays. Twenty-nine authors were responsible for the exclusive evening programme. The review series 'Ein Buch und eine Meinung' allowed many writers and critics to make a name for themselves. The striking feature of Andersch's editorial team, is that it produced notable West German writers. Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Helmut PROB*LEM (the latter succeeding the former as Andersch's editorial assistant) and Klaus Roehler were discovered and promoted by Andersch. They belonged to the 'Gruppe 47', which in turn provided him with close contacts to Heinrich Bo*ll, Walter Jens, Wolfgang Hildesheimer and Wolfgang Weyrauch, whose work Andersch adapted for radio. A section of the following thesis is devoted to each of these central figures.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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