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"How much time, she asked, had we wasted in thinking things were miraculously coming to us as gifts, in the form of signs, the love of men, in the name of God, instead of seeing them for what they were: Strengths we drew from the nothingness of our own depths."

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto Dagmar Schwelle

Multi-award-winning New Yorker writer Nicole Krauss presents for the first time her collection of stories "Being a Man" (Rowohlt, 2022) in a German translation by Grete Osterwald. The book brings together ten densely com- posed stories - narratives that take us to Switzerland and Japan, to Tel Aviv, California, and Berlin. Krauss explores encounters between the sexes in a violent world, from first desire to motherhood, from "Song of Songs" to loneliness. To Be a Man is inseparable from To Be a Woman.

  • To Be a Man
  • Book Premiere: Nicole Krauss
  • Moderation: Natascha Freundel
  • Reading of the translation: Johanna Polley
  • In German and English
  • On site and as read more-PODCAST at rbbKultur
  • Admission 8 € / 5 €
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Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (lcb)