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Discussion / Lecture 14 September 2018

THE COUNTRY WHICH LOVES LITERATURE VERY MUCH

19:30 Location: Bad Berleburg Kur-Apotheke Wolter, Poststraße 15 (Sparkassengebäude), Bad Berleburg, Germany Organizer: Berleburger Literaturpflaster, Georgian National Book Center, Frankfurter Literatursalon EUTERPE Speaker: Zaal Andronikashvili
 
Georgia is a small country with about 4 million inhabitants and its old literary tradition dates back to the 5th century. The Frankfurt Book Fair will provide an insight into the different kinds of literature for the German readership.
Guram Dotschanaschwili's narration "Der Mann, der die Literatur sehr liebte" (meaning "The man who loved literature very much") deals with a protagonist who is of the opinion that every single narration changes people in a better way, it enriches their lives and helps to accept death. Walther Benjamin believes that literary in general is determined to share experiences. The Georgian contemporary writers want to inform the German readership about their experiences of a traumatized transforming society, about their attempt to create a new order, a new place in the world and the changing circumstances in their society far in the East of Europe. The Georgian literature is characterized by a very optimistic tone in spite of everything what happened in the past. These experiences are expressed in stories and novels which are both very traditional and modern.
The Kur-Apotheke provides "literature on prescription" and the audience will get to know modern and exciting literature with traditional roots and beyond there will be an insight into the sociopolitical development of Georgia over the last 25 years.
A start into this year's Literaturpflaster, which one should not miss.

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