Professor of German wins national book award

Author: Erik Runyon

Robert E. Norton, professor and chair of German and Russian languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2002 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History by the American Philosophical Society for his recent book “Secret Germany” (Cornell University Press).p. Tracing the life of the early 20th-century German poet Stefan George, “Secret Germany” explores the poet and his famous circle of followers whose works profoundly affected the intellectual and cultural attitudes of Germany’s elite during the critical years after World War I.p.

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