“das goethe” is the cultural magazine of the Goethe-Institut. It is published twice a year and is included in the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit”.
“Generations” is a term that is difficult to define. It relates to the private sphere of family life, but also stands for the social roles of young and old – for example, when we think of climate change and the preservation of a world worth living in for the next generation.
The American writer T. C. Boyle photographs an egg every day and posts the picture on his Twitter account.
Why do I daily photograph an egg?
Because it is the perfect shape, aping even the planets in their spheres?
Because it is the essence of life, the genetic material from which all animate creatures emerged?
Because I am mad?
Because repetition ad nauseam is essential not only to my shtick but my worldview?
Tom Coraghessan Boyle, born in Peekskill, New York, in 1948, is the author of numerous novels and short stories that have been translated into many languages. Until 2012 he taught creative writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His new work “Speak to Me” has just been published.
Previous online issues
das Goethe 2/2020 - The Right to be Cold
What does global warming mean for the people who have lived in the far north for many generations? The tenth issue of "das goethe" looks at the particularly serious effects of climate change in the Arctic region.
The tenth issue of “das goethe” focuses on the particularly serious effects of climate change in the Arctic region. With the project “The Right to Be Cold” we look at the climate crisis from a perspective that has received less attention so far: What does global warming mean for the people who have lived in the far north for many generations?
The ninth issue of “das goethe” is devoted to experiences of war, oppression and flight in Europe: For the project “Tell me about Europe”, contemporary witnesses, born before 1945, tell about their lives – and reflect critically on their history against the background of the European idea.
The eighth issue of das goethe is devoted to the theme of the “digital civil society” with articles about, for example, digital colonialism, about “Wiki Loves Women,” a diverse scene of independent online media in Russia and an artwork by Julia Steinigeweg.
The seventh edition of “das goethe“ is dedicated to the theme “Cultures of Equality.” With contributions by, among others, the philosopher Philipp Hübl on the moral of the machine, an essay by anthropologist Dina Makram-Ebeid on the feminism debates north and south of the Mediterranean, a report by Klaus Bardenhagen on queer Taiwan and an interview with the director of the Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore in La Paz, Elvira Espejo.