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Gabriel Horațiu [Romania]

Gabriel Horațiu Decuble was born in 1968 in Sângeorz-Băi, Romania. He is a writer and a professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bucharest. He also taught until 2005 at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași and at INALCO, Paris.

He holds a PhD from the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg in Breisgau and is the author of Die hagiographische Konvention. Zur Konstituierung der Heiligenlegende als literarische Gattung (2002) and “Und es immer schlimmer machen…” Nietzsches philosophischer Entbildungsroman (2012). He has also authored in German or English numerous papers on literary history and theory, on philosophy of religion and translation theory, and edited several omnibus volumes. In Romanian he published three poetry volumes, one novel, short prose, and a children’s book (The three donkeys and the magic book, 2018), for which he was awarded the Arthur trophy by the Editorial Group Art. He translated from German, French, or English authors like Meister Eckhart, Goethe, Schopenhauer, Brecht, Ernst Jandl, Peter Huchel, John Fante, Oskar Pastior, and many others. He lives in Bucharest.