Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Since 1959, Heiner Müller, who began his career as a journalist and editor of a monthly journal on modern art, has devoted himself to the writing of plays, for which he is best known. He has, however, published lyric poetry, prose, and a great number of articles, interviews, and commentaries on the theory of drama. In 1994, Müller published his autobiography under the title Krieg ohne Schlacht: Leben in zwei Diktaturen (war without battle: life under two dictatorships) in which he examined his life under the Nazi dictatorship from 1933 to 1945 and under the dictatorship of the Socialist Unity Party in East Germany between 1949 and 1989.