Inge Jens died on Thursday at the age of 94. According to the information received from the nearby environment, she fell asleep slowly. She lived for a long time in the Karolinestift, but more recently in the Louis-Wetzel-Stift. Inge Jens was a literary scholar and writer. With her husband Walter Jens, she held an open house in their home on Sonnenstrasse for Tübingen and international intellectuals for decades.
Inge Puttfarcken was born in 1927 in Hamburg and studied German, English and pedagogy in Hamburg and Tübingen. He earned his doctorate in 1954 with a thesis on the expressionist novel and worked as a staff for broadcasters and publishers and as a lecturer at the University of Tübingen. He was also noted as an editor, especially for the writings of Thomas Mann. In 2009 her autobiography “Imperfect Memories” was published, and in 2016 she published a report on her husband’s dementia under the title “Slow Disappearance”.
Inge was married from 1951 to Walter Jens (1923–2013). The couple had two sons, journalist Tilman Jens (1954–2020) and television editor Christoph Jens (* 1965).
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