Arno Schmidt Foundation
Unter den Eichen 13
29351 Eldingen (Bargfeld)
Opening times: by prior arrangement
The Goethe Prize Winner Arno Schmidt (1914-1979), one of the most controversial writers of the post-war period, had great influence on the development of modern German literature through the development of his experimental prose form, which is intended to give an adequate portrayal of how we experience reality as disharmony. The Arno Schmidt Foundation was founded in November 1981 by Alice Schmidt, the author´s widow and Jan Philipp Reemtsma, who formed the first governing board of the Foundation.
The Foundation is now the sole heir to the rights of Arno Schmidt´s complete works, since the death of Alice Schmidt in 1983. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the memory of Arno Schmidt, to research and portray his work for future generations and generally to promote literature. The Foundation manages and publishes Arno Schmidt´s literary estate and takes care of his personal and literary inheritance.
Arno Schmidt´s study with the library in his house and the alternating exhibitions on various literary themes, in the Foundation premises, can be visited by prior arrangement.