During this thrilling Bridging Europe event on Berlin, Lajos Parti Nagy, László Márton and Endre Kukorelly will share their experiences of Berlin with the audience and also examine the changes that have taken place in the city over the past 25 years. A counterpoint is provided by the cultural historian and coffee house owner Wilhelm Droste, who has lived in Hungary for many years and will tell us how he sees Budapest with German eyes as a reflection of Berlin. The musical context for the evening will be provided by two extraordinary musicians, László and András Dés. Join us on our travels - don't miss out on this unique journey to the city of Berlin!
Many have written that the path of Hungarian literature towards Europe and world literature moves through Germany. The translated works of Hungarian writers are a constant on German book shelves, while since the end of Communism, scholarships, literary evenings and book presentations have helped Hungarian authors regularly find their way to Germany, and Berlin in particular. A vital station in this close relationship and mutual love affair is a now undeservedly neglected, hard-to-obtain yet utte...rly magnificent anthology that was published in Germany in 2006, and in Hungarian the following year. In the book "Berlin, drágám. Csukja be, kérem, a szemét.” (Berlin dear. Please close your eyes), you can read writings about Berlin from 20 major figures in Hungarian literature, including Imre Kertész, Péter Esterházy, György Konrád and Péter Nádas. It is something akin to a literary guidebook, with the sites, venues and characters showing us all the effervescence of this cosmopolitan city. Yet this is above all a historical reader. Its starting point is World War Two, the endpoint the present day, with the Wall in between. A shared history.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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