On Life, Death, and this and that of the Rest
“When one lives and suffers fascism on a daily basis it makes them different. I had not suffered it. I saw it through something like a fence. When I peered through it, I feared for my life. But I felt safe in the knowledge that I was not at its mercy.” Author Urs Widmer shared his thoughts and experiences in the Frankfurt Lecture on Poetics he delivered in 2007.
His insightful words have been published by Seagull Books in “On Life, Death, and this and that of the Rest”.
Catch a short video blurb of the book on Date: 17th June, Time: 7:00pm
This book and many others are available to be borrowed for free on https://www.onleihe.de/goethe-institut
Presented in collaboration with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Performed and curated by Nikhil Katara
Script adapted by Himali Kothari
Music by Pruthu Parab
Edited and Directed by #KaranSharma
One Day A Year
What was special about 27th September for author Christa Wolf?
Absolutely nothing at all… Until the year 1960.
That year, a Moscow newspaper issued a call to writers – Describe 27-09-1960 as precisely as possible.
Wolf responded. And she didn’t stop with 1960, she continued the practice every year till she passed away in December 2011.
Her last eleven diary entries have been compiled in the book One Day A Year by Seagull Books.