Born on August 1, 1925 in Vienna, Ernst Jandl was a writer, poet, and translator. Jandl’s first publications provoked many of his contemporaries, his experimental poems often causing scandals. For a long time he couldn’t find a publisher for his works.
Despite gradually becoming a successful author in the course of the 1960s, Jandl continued to work as a teacher until his retirement in 1979.
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