22. ilb 7. - 17.09.2022

Everything Else Is Easy: Memories Of Adam Zagajewski

»Try to Praise the Mutilated World«: his poem published in the »New Yorker« after September 11, 2001 made Adam Zagajewski [1945—2021] world famous. Having grown up in Poland and been subjected to repression as a critic of the regime, he emigrated to the West in 1982. He eventually returned to his homeland in 2002. In his novels, poems, and essays, he has shown himself to be a subtle and clear-­sighted observer of our times. Author and translator Michael Krüger and writer Durs Grünbein present Zagajewski’s work.

In cooperation with the magazine »Sinn und Form«.

Event language: German