Johannes Bobrowski (1917-1965), one of the most distinguished German post Second World War writers, is known to his readers through his lyrical works, particularly Sarmatische Zeit (1961), Schattenland Ströme (1962/63), Wetterzeichen (1966/67), and his two novels Levins Mühle (1964) and Litauische Claviere (1966).
Although his Opera Omnia in six volumes were published 1987-1999, some manuscript material, housed in the Marbach archives, was not included. In Marbach there is an unpublished copybook in Bobrowski’s handwriting containing an Old Prussian word list of 583 lemmata in total, which, though referred to in critical literature, has not yet been evaluated.
Vol. 25 Johannes Bobrowski, Pruzzische Vokabeln. An Old Prussian Glossary, introduced and edited by Kristina Brazaitis. Dunedin 2010. 373 pp. ISBN 978-0-9582716-5-3. NZ$ 50.00
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