Biography of Mario Wirz
Mario Wirz ( 3. December 1956 in Marburg .30th May 2013 in Berlin ) was a German writer
Mario Wirz spent his childhood in the Frankenberg in Hesse . After completing his Abitur, he completed an apprenticeship as an actor in Berlin. There followed engagements at various theaters as an actor and director, a. At the Vagantenbühne in Berlin and the Stadttheater in Kiel .
His breakthrough as a writer was Mario Wirz in 1992 with the narrative volume. It is late, I can not breathe , who, as well as some of his later works, addressed his HIV infection. The world wrote: "Mario Wirz is also one of the most talented writers of German language with this volume."
From 1988 until his death, he lived and worked as a writer in Berlin. His prose and poetry appear in Aufbau-Verlag . Translations of Wirz's works have been published in France , USA , Greece , Ukraine , Italy and Hungary .
On May 30, 2013, Wirz died of a cancer in Berlin. In 2014 the short film " Mario Wirz " by Rosa von Praunheim , which was shot six weeks before the author's death on 16 April 2013, was released. During a walk both reflect on life and dying.
Mario Wirz Poems
the wind in your dream swells the curtains into a sail tears asunder all the things we have collected
In order to please you I imitate Zeus exuberantly I defy my age
the yearning of the foxes sunset above the cities
Besotted by a cloud the pelican dips his quill
Of the many who I am all are unknown to me
the revelry of the roses in the rain is a celebration
The Renter's Dream
I'm not waiting for the ceiling to fall on my head and stir up dust
In the sun the salamander slept on a stone
Wonder of the world
Someone has quietly placed the Eiffel Tower in front of my window as if it were child's play the wonder of the world
She feeds me wild cherries until I rave
In order to please you
I imitate Zeus
I defy my age
and jump into
that seduces you
of course these transformations
startled you look
upon the oldish stranger
lying in bed beside you
in the mornings
Anglo American translation by Renate Latimer