The Author: Heiner Wittmann, born in 1955, studied Romance Studies, History and Politics in Paris (Paris III – Sorbonne-Nouvelle
and Institut d’Études Politiques) and Bonn. After taking a teacher training degree, he was awarded a doctoral degree at Bonn
University in 1987 for his work on the aesthetics in the oeuvre of Jean-Paul Sartre. Between 1996 and 2002 he taught at the
Institut für Linguistik/Romanistik at Stuttgart University. In 2002 he published Albert Camus. Kunst und Moral. Wittmann
has held numerous lectures in Germany and abroad. Since 1989 he has worked for various publishing companies within the Klett
Group (Stuttgart). His website is www.romanistik.info. In recognition of his contributions to French culture, on 8th February
2012 the author has been nominated Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Prime Minister.