Close Reading: An Expedition through Estate Libraries
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.