Poetics of the Centre?
Walter Kempowski in his Literary and Intellectual Context


In his monumental text collages, combining narrative tradition with the avant-garde, Walter Kempowski sought a political and aesthetic middle ground. When analysing historical failures of the bourgeoisie, he let those involved have their say. The conference examines the literary and intellectual constellations of a great prose writer, whose extensive archive is preserved at the Akademie der Künste. With Hanna Engelmeier, Daniel Fulda, Lutz Hagestedt, Ulrich Herbert, Kai Sina, Kerstin Stüssel, Tom Kindt, et al.

Registration: literaturarchiv@adk.de

12 — 13 Sep 2019

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Welcome: Werner Heegewaldt

In German

Free admission

Registration required