is recognised internationally as an author and filmmaker; he is regarded as a driving force behind New German Cinema and as one of the major German fiction writers and essayists of the post-war period. What is less well known is that Kluge has revolutionized German television as well. Since 1988 he has been producing a magazine programme for commercial television which, as Tom Tykwer puts it, is »antidotal« to the common lack of imagination in the medium.
is Professor of German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies at Humboldt University Berlin and Permanent Visiting Professor at Princeton University. He has published numerous books and articles and has also translated major contemporary French philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze and Jean-François Lyotard.