"Ab jetzt ist Ruhe:" Reading and Conversation with Marion Brasch and Axel Hildebrandt

Jun 27, 2017 6:30 PM | New York, NY

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Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading from Berlin author Marion Brasch’s novel “Ab jetzt ist Ruhe,” which was widely reviewed by the German media. The reading will be followed by a talk between the author and Professor Axel Hildebrandt. Please note that this reading and discussion will be held in German.

Marion Brasch was born in East Berlin in 1961. She worked as a typesetter for a printing shop, various publishing houses, the Composer’s Association of the German Democratic Republic, and for the radio. Her family saga “Ab jetzt ist Ruhe. Roman meiner fabelhaften Familie,” was published in 2012, followed by the road novel “Wunderlich fährt nach Norden” (2014), and her most recent novel “Die irrtümlichen Abenteuer des Herrn Godot” (2016). Her play “Die Brüder Brasch” commemorates the lives of her three late artist brothers and was presented by the Deutsches Theater Berlin.

Axel Hildebrandt was born in East Germany. After the wall came down, he studied literature and philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität and at Freie Universität Berlin. He has lived in the U.S. since 1998. He received a doctor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amerherst, and is Associate Professor of German at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the relationship between literature and politics, exploring the works of German author Christoph Hein, among others. He is also co-editor of the volume “Envisioning Social Justice in Contemporary German Culture” (Camden House, 2015) and currently works on the relationship between memory and history in literature and film, with regard to the importance of Stasi files.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp(at)nyu.edu.

 As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

"Ab jetzt ist Ruhe:” Reading and Conversation with Marion Brasch and Axel Hildebrandt is a DAAD-supported event.

Location and time:

Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York City
June 27, 2017, 6:30 PM

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