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Notes from East Germany

Timothy Garton Ash

‘Like previous re-settlers, the East Germans now living in the West produced works in what I call the ‘Owl of Minerva’ school of literature. As the Owl of Minerva flies at dusk, so they, in flight from the system, made their reckoning with it.’

Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is the author of ten books of political writing which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last half-century. He is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and he writes a weekly column in the Guardian which is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He also contributes to the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. In 2006, he was awarded the George Orwell Prize for political writing. His books include The Polish Revolution, The Uses of Adversity and We the People, all published by Granta Books.  

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