1926年出生的德國當代作家齊格飛．藍茨（Siegfried Lenz），不僅因對德國戰後文學諸多著作而成名，也因其在作品中擅長以傳統敘述手法展現社會現象的文學寫實。作品之主題一直耐人尋味、緊張刺激且富有教育意味啟發讀者，受到文壇以及學術界的矚目。藍茨榮獲無數的傑出獎項。他和致力於政治關注議題的兩位諾貝爾文學得主波爾（Heinrich Böll）、葛拉斯（Günter Grass）一樣均在德國文壇上佔有一席重要和崇高的地位，為德國當代最傑出作家之一。藍茨的作品涵蓋戰後的歷史記憶、對過去的檢視、多情家園之描述、次序與暴力、個體的職責以及對人性、命運皆有著觸及靈魂的探討。本文1．論述戰後文學家藍茨在文壇之重要性2．藍茨「和平」的定義3．從藍茨的觀點看作家的職責及文學的功能 4．概述六部作品主題：《我的小村如此多情》（1955）、《燈塔船》（1960）、《德語課》（1968）、《典範》（1973）、《喪失》（1981）、《反抗》（1994）；作家藍茨如何將小說中小市民、小人物隱藏之獨特的心靈、人性透過獨特之敘述手法來創作。作家書寫策略，其創作之意涵以及其美學的觀點，如何凸顯文學功能，如何「反抗美學」，作家如何反省歷史，體現個體義務與社會規範之衝突，個體職責與社會正義，而文學功能如何與政治連結？藍茨的創作如何敘述緊張刺激、扣人心弦的虛構故事，在人物之間因價值觀差距而攻防對峙，試著在對談的哲理中找尋事實真相，呼籲倫理道德與人性。
The Contemporary German Writer Siegfried Lenz, born in 1926 in Lyck, a small town in Masuria, East Prussia, is widely known beyond the German-speaking world, especially for his fiction published after 1945. Lenz is today still a very popular living writer next to Günter Grass and Heinrich Böll, both Nobel prize writer, as he has helped to shape the path of German literature through his outstanding narration of the reality. He received many literary awards. From his fictional work So zärtlich war Suleyken (1955), Das Feuerschiff (1960), and his breakthrough and best well known fiction Deutschstunde (1968) he has become popular as a writer of ＂Literature after 1945＂. The topics of his fictions are concerned mostly with tenderness of hometown, justice and duty as well as humanity. In my work I intend first to characterize German Literature after 1945 and analyze the reviews and critiques of Siegfried Lenz and his fictions. Secondly, I will represent six of his works: So zärtlich war Suleyken (1955), Das Feuerschiff (1960), Deutschstunde (1968), Das Vorbild (1973), Der Verlust (1981) and Die Auflehnung (1994). Thirdly, I will trace the intention of Lenz's use of the themes and to describe the vivid, tender and witty quality of his narrator's approach to reality. The purpose of my article is also to discover how Lenz, through his works, combines his responsibility for society with his own political enthusiasm and with his uncompromising moral standpoint, as an untiring SPD follower. Furthermore I try to discover how he develops the strategies to face all kinds of evils spread in society and to evoke a sense of humanity through the wisdom, tenderness and solidarity of the ＂little people＂, who serve as turning points in his fictions. They do this through appealing to duty and justice or through their unique intimate feelings towards outsiders and their 'Heimat' (hometown). I want to follow just how he can offer wise strategies for resistance, how he represents the conflict between individuals and society, how he illustrates the peculiar reality that demands moral decisions.