Second Thoughts on Consistency: A Lecture by Hans Magnus Enzensberger


In October 1981, Hans Magnus Enzensberger gave the Institute’s James lecture, titled “Second  Thoughts on Consistency.” Enzensberger, who died in November, 2022, at the age of 93, was a German translator, editor, author, and poet. He was born in Bavaria, and was just 15 years old when the Third Reich collapsed. After studying literature and philosophy in university, he earned a doctorate at the Sorbonne in Paris. Enzensberger wrote in both English and German. In addition to novels, he has written more than five volumes of poetry, including collections for children.

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