Lazslo Foldenyi was born in 1952. He is an art historian, literary scholar and essayist. He worked as a dramatic advisor and has translated numerous contemporary dramatists. He is co-editor of the Hungarian Kleist edition. His essay ‘Heinrich von Kleist. Im Netz der Wörter’ (1999), was enthusiastically reviewed by the critics. In 2002, he received the Blauer Salon Award of the Frankfurt Literaturhaus, and in 2005, he was awarded the Friedrich Gundolf Prize of the German Academy for Language and Literature.
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