Papers of Fritz Ursinger

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection predominantly contains letters from Fritz Usinger to members of University of Hull staff, written in German, relating to his work and that of German literature more generally. There is also a transcript, in German, of a tape-recording of Fritz Usinger speaking about his poetry.

Administrative / Biographical History

Fritz Usinger was born on 5 March 1895 in Germany and later become a noted writer, poet, essayist and translator. During his career he was, at different times, a secondary school teacher and a freelance writer. He received the George Buchner Prize for his writing in 1946. Between 1953 and 1965 he served as a member of the jury, and later Vice President, of the German Academy for Language and Poetry.

He died on 9 December 1982.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by R.W. Last, University of Hull, Jun-Jul 1973

Related Material

The Gate: International Review of Literature and Art in English and German [U DSG/10/132-135]

File. German Department [U LIB/2/124]