24. ilb
Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Doireann Ní Ghríofa: A Ghost in the Throat

In »A Ghost in the Throat«, translated into German by Cornelius Reiber and Jens Friebe, Doireann Ní Ghríofa interweaves the life story of an 18th century Irish noblewoman, author of the famous Gaelic dirge »Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaills Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire«, with her own biography. The sentence »This is a female text« unfolds a leitmotif effect: the author »tells so poetically, powerful of language, as sometimes to wince raw and drastic of the experiences that a man can not make« (FR).

Hosted by Maria-Christina Piwowarski.

Read by Benita Bailey.