Programmsparten: Speak, Memory

The Resistance of Memory: From the Work of Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss [1916–1982] was one of the most distinguished authors of German-language post-war literature. An important theme in his works is personal and social memory. Excerpts from his novels »The Shadow of the Coachman’s Body«, »Vanishing Point«, and »The Aesthetics of Resistance« will be presented by members of the International

Remembering Peter Brook. With: Renate Klett

Peter Brook, one of the most important figures of contemporary European theater, who recently died in Paris at the age of 97, set standards like no other with his new theatrical language. Productions such as »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« and »The Tragedy of Carmen« are unforgotten. The author as well

Fühmann’s Hungary Travel Diary

Fühmann’s »Twenty-Two Days« not only delivers an upbeat travelogue about Hungary, but also details a profound literarily examination of the GDR. In a reading, the CHB commemorates the great adaptor of Hungarian poetry. With projections from the Fortepan photo archive. Moderation: Lothar MüllerSpeaker: Matthias ScherwenikasLanguage: German In cooperation with Collegium

»…right?« – in remembrance of Rolf Hosfeld [1948–2021]

In memory of the friend, author, Germanist, cultural historian, documentary filmmaker, director of the Peter-Weiss-Stiftung für Kunst und Politik e.V. [executing agency of the international literary festivals in Berlin and Odessa], who died in 2021, and whose great services, especially his recognition of the Armenian genocide as director of the

Aus Meinen Augenfenstern The Author And Free Spirit

Annett Gröschner is a writer and publicist. She writes no­ vels, stories, essays, plays, radio features, and is a profound connoisseur of the aesthetics and works of Thomas Brasch. She talks about him with the director Andreas Kleinert, whose feature film about Brasch, »Lieber Thomas« will be released this year,

Everywhere In Exile: Susan Taubes

Susan Taubes [*1928] emigrated from Hungary to the USA in 1939, taught history of religion and participated in the Open Thea ter. Shortly after the publication of her novel »Divorcing«, she took her own life in 1969 at the age of 41. The editor of her writings, Sigrid Weigel talks

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

Miklós Mészöly. With Péter Nádas

Miklós Mészöly [1921­2001] is considered to be the »father of Hungarian contemporary literature«, which has found global recognition in Péter Nádas, Péter Esterházy, Imre Kertész and László Krasznahorkai. In 2021, on the occasion of Mészöly’s 100th birthday, Edition Thanhäuser will publish the volume »Spurensicherung« with stories and essays by the

Sandra Guzman

born in Puerto Rico and raised in New Jersey, USA, is an »Emmy«-award winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author whose mission is to make marginalized people and communities more heard. She was involved in the production of the documentary »Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am« (2019) and is the author