Hunter G. Hannum has been a teacher and critic of German literature and co-editor of Modern German Drama (Houghton Mifflin 1996), an anthology widely used in American colleges and universities. With his wife, Hildegarde, a member of the board of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, he has been a free-lance translator from the German. Among their titles are Unwritten Memories, an informal autobiography by Katia Mann, wife of Thomas Mann, and several works by Switzerland-based psychotherapist Alice Miller, including For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence and Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child. He has published numerous articles about Rilke, Goethe, Thomas Mann, Richard Strauss, Arthur Schnitzler, and Gottfried Benn as well as a booklet entitled Goethe Reviewed: A Twenty-First Century Perspective. In the 1980s he served as an interpreter for the State Department, escorting representatives from the German government on month-long tours of the United States.