BIO & WORK


YEAR BIOGRAPHY WORK *
16.4.
1940

born in Vechta near Oldenburg (very catholic area)

Brinkmann als Beckmann, aus: Vechta ! Eine Fiktion.

1957

his mother's death

1958

he drops out of secondary school

shortly employed at the administration of the revenue-office in Oldenburg

journey to Paris

1959

training as a book-seller in Essen

until 1961 work on the stories of "Was unter die Dornen fiel" (1985)

1960

Brinkmann in Köln, aus: 'Erkundungen...'


1961

work on the story "Die Bootsfahrt" (1963)

1962

move to Cologne

story "In der Grube"

work on the 1st collection of stories "Die Umarmung" (1965)

collection of poems "Ihr nennt es Sprache"

1963

studies at the College of Education in Cologne

work on the collection of poems "Le Chant Du Monde" (1965)

work on the collection of poems "Was fraglich ist wofür" (1967)

1964

marriage with Maleen Kramer, birth of the son, Robert

award for the promotion of young artists in North Rhine-Westphalia

Fotoserie, Köln 1969, von Brigitte Friedrich, aus: Rowohlt Literaturmagazin 36.

1965

first journeys to London

1966

freelancer at the radio station WDR (literary criticism)

2nd collection of stories "Raupenbahn" (1966)

collection of poems "&-Gedichte"

collection of poems "Ohne Neger"

1967

his father's death

attempts at 8mm-b/w- and color movies

1968
November 17th: provocative appearance at the event "authors discuss with their critics" at the Academy of Arts in Berlin (R.D.Brinkmann, T. Bernhard, H. Hartung, M. Reich-Ranicki)

novel "Keiner weiß mehr"

collection of poems "Die Piloten"

collection of poems: "Godzilla"

screenplay for the TV-station WDR: "Der Abstieg"

1969

Brinkmann in der Uni Köln 1969, von C. Höfner, aus: too much.

 

collection of poems: "Standphotos"

1st collection of translations: "Frank O'Hara. Lunch Poems und andere Gedichte."

2nd collection of translations with R. R. Rygulla: "Acid"

3rd collection of translations: "Silverscreen"

foundation of the journal "Der Gummibaum. Hauszeitschrift für neue Dichtung" with R. R. Rygulla and others

1970

Cover Gras

collection of poems: "Gras"

intense preoccupation with photography

1971

scholarship of North Rhine-Westphalia

1st stereo radio play "Auf der Schwelle"

until 1973 work on "Erkundungen... (diary)" (1987)

1972

scholarship of Villa Massimo / Rome

2nd stereo radio play: "Der Tierplanet"

until 1973 work on the "Rom, Blicke" (1979)

until 1973 work on the "Schnitte" (1988)

1973

scholarship of Villa Massimo /Rome

Steirischer Herbst, Graz

3rd stereo radio play: "Besuch in einer sterbenden Stadt"

self-portrait for WDR-radio
new: tape recordings

special edition from Rome: "World´s End"

1974

Guest lecturer in Austin/Texas

participation at the 4th International Poetry Festival at the University of Austin/Texas

until 1975 "Briefe an Hartmut" (1999)

1975

participation at the 1st International Cambridge Poetry Festival

April 23: death in a car accident in London

posthumous award of the Petrarca Prize

collection of poems "Westwärts 1 & 2"

* If the dates of writing and publication fall apart more than one year, the date of publication is given in brackets. For more precise bibliographical information compare work index.

Sources:

  • R. D. Brinkmann: Briefe an Hartmut.
  • Gunter Geduldig und Ursula Schüssler (Hg.): /:Vechta! Eine Fiktion!/ Der Dichter R. D. Brinkmann.
  • Sibylle Späth: R. D. Brinkmann.
  • Text+Kritik Bd. 71: R. D. Brinkmann.

[Translation: Su-Zien Kim]

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