Clemens Meyer's “Im Stein” (Bricks and Mortar)

Clemens Meyer Im Stein

Clemens Meyer “Im Stein”, © S. Fischer Verlag

02.03.2018 - Article

“Bricks and Mortar”: A Conversation between Clemens Meyer and Eric Jarosinski. March 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Deutsches Haus at NYU.

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the NYU Department of German present a reading by the author and current DAAD Chair of Contemporary Poetics, Clemens Meyer, from his novel Bricks and Mortar (Im Stein), followed by a conversation with @neinquarterly's Eric Jarosinski.

Bricks and Mortar, nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2017, is the story of the sex trade in a big city in the former GDR, from just before 1989 to the present day, charting the development of the industry from absolute prohibition to full legality in the 20 years following the reunification of Germany. The focus is on the rise and fall of one man from football hooligan to large-scale landlord and service-provider for prostitutes to, ultimately, a man persecuted by those he once trusted. But we also hear other voices: many different women who work in prostitution, their clients, small-time gangsters, an ex-jockey searching for his drug-addict daughter, a businessman from the West, a girl forced into child prostitution, a detective, a pirate radio presenter…

Location and time:

Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York City
March 9, 2018, 6:30 PM

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