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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.


Henry Heymann Heimann Remak was born on July 27, 1916, in Berlin, Germany, and is the son of John H. I. and Hedwig Salz Remak. He studied at Hochschule fuer Politic ( Berlin ), 1932-33; University of Bordeaux, Certificat d'Etudes Francaises, 1934; and the University of Montpellier, Licencie-es-Lettres, 1936. He earned the A.M. degree from Indiana University in 1937 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1947. He married Ingrid Grunfeld on Aug. 3, 1946, and they had four children: Roy Andrew, Steven Bruce, Renee June, and Ronald Frank.

Remak began his career as a lecturer at Indiana University Extension Center ( Indianapolis ), 1939-43, and was a censor of foreign-language mail, U.S. Office of Censorship (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 1943-44. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine. In 1946 he joined the faculty of Indiana University ( Bloomington ) where he became professor of German and comparative literature in 1964. He received the Indiana University Foundation Award for distinguished teaching in 1962. Remak became editor of YEARBOOK OF COMPARATIVE AND GENERAL LITERATURE in 1965 and has been a consulting editor in German for the Blaisdell/Ginn Publishing Company since 1962.

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