Close Reading: An Expedition through Estate Libraries

Reading and Discussion

How did Anna Seghers learn to write? What did Walter Benjamin pack and unpack? Whether real or imaginary, lost or preserved, a great fascination emanates from the libraries. Whose books are these? Who left traces behind? A library exhibition-related event – of discussing, showing and leafing through books – accompanies us through the world of reading. Literature Section members talk about prominent examples from the Akademie Archives’ collections and their own reading habits in the digital age.

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

With Friedrich Forssman, Kerstin Hensel, Thomas Lehr

Reading: Maren Eggert and Angela Winkler

Moderation: Marcel Lepper

In German

€ 6/4