The collection contains bio-bibliographic files; correspondence; lectures, readings, and performances; research; UCSB and
some Oberlin academic files; and writing files of UCSB German literature professor Richard Exner.
Richard Exner is a Professor Emeritus of German Literature, specializing in Hugo von Hofmannsthal, a 20th century poetry.
He was born in Niedersachswerfen, Germany. He came to the United States to attend the University of Southern California, from
which he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He taught at University of Rochester, Princeton University,
and Oberlin College before coming to UCSB in 1965, where he taught classes in German and comparative literature. Academically,
he was distinguished for his work as a translator and a poet. During his tenure at UCSB, he was awarded both Fulbright research
grants and a Guggenheim fellowships. In 1982 he was awarded the Alma Johanna Koenig Prize for literary excellence for his
poem "Nach Auschwitz" and was elected to the P.E.N. Club, a World Association of Writers. He retired from teaching in 1992.
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