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He still remembered them all – a talk with Tomas Venclova
Moderation: Barbara Wahlster
Tomas Venclova (b. 1937), or, as Thomas Kling once called him, the “Lithuanian Odysseus,” is often mentioned in the same breath as Nobel Prize-winning authors Joseph Brodsky and Czes?aw Mi?osz. The three friends not only shared their Central European roots: each of them was exiled in America and achieved high literary rank. Venclova was also friends with Wis?awa Szymborska and well-acquainted with Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak and the Soviet dissidents. As a teenager, after the Second World War, he also witnessed the restoration of Thomas Mann’s summer house on the Curonian Spit. Tomas Venclova is one of the few remaining people who can speak firsthand about 20th century Central European authors and the political opposition within the Warsaw Pact (he was one of the co-founders of the Lithuanian wing of the Moscow Helsinki Group).

A DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program event in cooperation with the Deutsches Theater Berlin.

Admission: € 7,50 / 5,--
Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schumannstraße 13a, 10117 Berlin

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