to be a keen and critical observer of the
human condition as well
as a resourceful thinker who grapples
with both quotidian and eternal problems.
His skepticism towards many aspects of
by a quest for spiritual values in nature
and in human life itself. In his striving to think outside
the bounds of convention,
he makes us aware of forces
larger than ourselves.
Raoul Eshelman (b. 1956) is a scholar of Slavic literature who grew up in America but has spent most of his professional life in Germany. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University (USA) in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Slavic Literature from Konstanz University (Germany) in 1988. At present he is a Professor of Comparative Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. He is married and has two children.
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