Event: June 2019

Mon
17/6/19
04:30 PM

Poetry Talk

Xi Chuan – Heading for the Han Dynasty in an Audi A6

Event-Picture: Xi Chuan – Heading for the Han Dynasty in an Audi A6 Xi Chuan © Zheng Yang
Xi Chuan © Zheng Yang

Lection & Talk

Xi Chuan (China) writer in conversation with Lea Schneider (Germany) writer and translator

Xi Chuan is considered to be one of the greatest of contemporary Chinese poets. To date he has published nine collections, but not a single one has yet appeared in German or English. In his poetry, Xi Chuan uses “an incomparable historical knowledge to make fun of the one-dimensionality of the tradition,” as his translator Lea Schneider writes. “Every reference to history and origins in his texts is there to show how contingent the boundaries and norms of the present are”. Schneider will be talking to the much-travelled poet about his work that bursts with imagery and is at the same time witty.

 

English-German interpreting will be available for this event.
Project leaders: Alexander Gumz | Matthias Kniep

The Poetry Talk: Xi Chuan – Heading for the Han Dynasty in an Audi A6 is presented with the kind support of the German Foreign Ministry and ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen.


Location:
Akademie der Künste
Clubraum

Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin


Entrance fee:
6/4 €


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