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"DRESDEN" - Reading with Prof. Dr. Michael Göring

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At the end of the Zeitz Literature Day, Prof. Dr. Michael Göring will read from his novel "Dresden".

The novel tells the story of the Gersberger family in the crucial years leading up to the fall of communism, a moving family history in which things also get into disarray for Fabian, a visitor to the West:
"Fabian felt awake, clear and open to new things, a feeling he did not experience for the first time in Dresden, and again he asked himself: Why here of all places?"
Fabian travels for the first time in 1975 to
At the end of the Zeitz Literature Day, Prof. Dr. Michael Göring will read from his novel "Dresden".

The novel tells the story of the Gersberger family in the crucial years leading up to the fall of communism, a moving family history in which things also get into disarray for Fabian, a visitor to the West:
"Fabian felt awake, clear and open to new things, a feeling he did not experience for the first time in Dresden, and again he asked himself: Why here of all places?"
Fabian travels to Dresden for the first time in 1975. He stays with friends of his parents. The student from Cologne wants to see if life in the "East Zone" is really as bad as his father always claims. Fabian quickly makes friends with his peers in Saxony and falls head over heels in love with Anne. This confusion of feelings is quickly caught up with everyday life in divided Germany, and when Fabian travels to Dresden again a year later, Anne is married and has given birth to their son Leo.
What could have been a great love affair despite the Iron Curtain develops into a deep friendship over the years. Fabian comes almost every year, seeks Anne's closeness, experiences how her brother Kai wants to swim through the Elbe to the West and fails. While Kai withdraws from the family in hatred of the GDR regime, his father Ekki remains convinced that the GDR is capable of reform. On 1 October 1989, Kai is on the train from Prague to Hof, and Fabian meets Anne in East Berlin.
Michael Göring, born in 1956, grew up in Westphalia. He has published five novels to date, most recently "Dresden. Novel of a Family". Michael Göring received the Dr Günther Buch Prize in 2019 for his work as a writer and in the humanities. Göring headed the non-profit ZEIT Foundation until the end of 2021 and teaches cultural and media management at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg.
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  • Bad weather offer
  • Target group adults
  • Target group seniors
  • entrance free

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Thursday 09.06.22 19:00

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