Enger is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the district of Herford, 6 km west of the town of Herford. Population: 20,700 (2001). Image File history File links Credit: Arne Klempert & Thomas Mack License: LGPL Source: http://www. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Herford is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Herford Herford is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...
The town, first mentioned in 948, calls itself "Widukind's town." The Saxonian leader Widukind died about 808; there is no evidence that Enger existed in his lifetime. A legend tells that Widukind founded a church in Enger after his baptism, and that he lived at the place until his death. He was buried in the church of Enger, and his monumental tomb is still there in the town's church. Events Otto I the Great founds missionary dioceses of Brandenburg, Havelburg, Ribe, Aarhus, and Schleswig Births Deaths Categories: 948 ... Widukind or Wittekind was a Saxon leader, duke of Saxony and one of the heads of the nobility of Westphalia. ... Events The Abbasid capital is moved north from Baghdad to Samarra. ...
However, analysis shows that the memorial slab dates from circa 1100, thus it is doubtful that there are really the remains of Widukind in the tomb. The main current attractions of Enger are Widukind's tomb, a Widukind museum, and the annual Widukind festival on January 6. For alternate uses, see Number 1100. ...
Enger, who has wanted to write fiction since his teens, was a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio from 1984 until the sale of Peace Like a River to publisher Grove/Atlantic allowed him to take time off to write.
From that beginning, Enger weaves a story that is a surprising and beguiling mix of heroic quest, cowboy romance and moral fable.
But such is Enger's unflagging, high-spirited storytelling that the relationship between Reuben and his cowboy poet sister is a high point of the novel.
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