n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Im Gespräch mit José F. A. Oliver - "viel stimmig und sprachig" : interview

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1273



José Oliver is a multilingual poet of Andalusian descent who writes poetry in German. His first poetry was published in the mid-eighties and his writings were seen as part of migrant literature (also referred to in the seventies as guest worker literature). He has however moved beyond those boundaries and has written himself into ("eingeschrieben") the German language and his poetry is characterized by a breaking-up ("auf-brechen") of the language and thereby creating sound and word structures which strip away the common usage in an attempt to regain the original meanings of words. The interview with José Oliver was conducted in February 2005 in Hausach in the Black Forest.

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