PRAWER, SIEGBERT (1925– ), British professor of literature. Born in Cologne, Prawer came to Britain in the late 1930s and attended King Henry VIII School in Coventry and Oxford and Cambridge Universities. A distinguished scholar of German and other literatures, he was professor of German at London University and then at Oxford Universities. He wrote noted works on Heine, Marx, Thackeray, and others and received many awards, including the Goethe Medal (1973), the Isaac Deutscher Prize (1977), and the Gold Medal of the Goethe Gesellschaft (1977). He was a fellow of the British Academy.


R. Robertson, "An Appreciation of the Work of Siegbert Prawer, J.P. Stern, and George Steiner," in: S.P. Dowden and M.G. Werner (eds.), German Literature, Jewish Critics (2002).

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