Life and work
Marcel Beyer grew up in Kiel and Neuss. From 1987 to 1991 he studied German, English and Literature at the University of Siegen; In 1992, he earned his master's degree there with a thesis on Mayröcker. Since 1987, performance works created. From 1989 he was at the University of Siegen with Karl Riha the series Forgotten Authors of Modern out. From 1990 to 1993 he worked as an editor at the literary magazine concepts; 1992 to 1998, he has contributed to the music magazine Spex. 1996 and 1998 he was a "writer in residence" at University College London and the University of Warwick in Coventry.
Marcel Beyer was in the spring of 2008 " Writer in Residence " at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin- Dahlem. Beyer is a member of the PEN center of Germany.
Marcel Beyer, who was initially heavily influenced by Mayröcker and the authors of the French nouveau roman, is the author of poetry, essays and novels, which again and again in an idiosyncratic way with German history - especially of the Third Reich - to deal with.
Since 1996 Marcel Beyer lives in Dresden.
- Rudolf Blümner: the chair, the slap and other literary Punch and Judy show, Lost Authors of modernity, Issue 35, Siegen 1988 ISSN 0177-9869.
- Ernst Jandl: Community work ( co-authored with Mayröcker and Andreas Okopenko ), Siegen 1989.
- Rudolf Blümner: Ango laina and other texts ( with Karl Riha ), Munich 1993.
- George Grosz: Berlin - Grosz ( with Karl Riha ), Hamburg 1993.
- William S. Burroughs ( with Andreas Kramer ), Eggingen 1995.
- Year Book of Poetry 1998 /99. Sufficient clearance declaration ( with Christoph Buchwald ), Munich 1998.
- Mayröcker: Collected Prose ( with Klaus and Klaus Reichert Kastberger ), Frankfurt am Main, 2001. Vol 1 1949-1977 (2001)
- Vol 2 1978 to 1986 (2001)
- Vol 3, 1987-1991 (2001)
- Vol 4, 1991-1995 (2001)
- Vol 5, 1996-2001 (2001)
- Gertrude Stein: Spinning the Web, bee time vine and Other Poems, ed. and with an afterword by Marcel Beyer, Zurich: Arche, 1993, ISBN 3- 7160-2158 -X.
- Michael Hofmann: fine-tuning, bilingual edition, Cologne: DuMont, 2001 ISBN 3-7701-4758-8.
- Karl Otto Conrady (ed.): The Great Conrady. The book of German poems. From the beginnings to the present, Dusseldorf 2008
- Björn Kuhligk, Jan Wagner (ed.): Day Poetry. 74 votes, Cologne 2003.
- Young lyric, Neuss 1983 ( New Neußer series )
- Ulli Lust: bats, text by Marcel Beyer. Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin, 2013, ISBN 978-3-518-46426-7.