24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Elisabeth Plessen: The Woman in the Trees

A literary journey to Italy during the summer in the 1970s: Anna, a young woman in her late 20s, sets off for Italy with Leo after finishing her studies. In the oppressive summer heat, a thunderstorm throws her into emotional chaos: she learns of her father’s death and meets Matteo, a director who whisks her away to Rome and an island. And then there is Robert, who also intrigues her … Elisabeth Plessen follows up her earlier autofictional novels with an allusive love triangle that also offers an »examination of the crimes of the World War II generation« (DLF Kultur).

Hosted by Alexander Lehnert.