Briefenwechsel

Last week I attended a reading of the Briefenwechsel, or correspondence, between two of the great European writers of the mid-20th century, Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Célan.  To my chagrin, I had heard of neither until last August, when newspaper reviews in Berlin turned my attention to their work. To my great fortune, a reading was being held at the very end of the S-1 line on the peaceful evening of June 3, so I wrenched myself out of my favorite haunt for writing when I am fortunate to be in this city (the Oberholz Cafe on Rosenthaler Platz) and got on the U-Bahn (the U-2, of course).

Oberholz
Oberholz

More on the reading, and these tremendous letters and poems later….

Actors in Berlin / Gallery Reading of Briefwechsel
Intense Actors in Berlin / Gallery Reading of Briefwechsel

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