1914 – 2014: 100 YEARS OF POLITICAL POETRY IN PORTUGAL AND THE GERMAN-SPEAKING COUNTRIES
Friday, 13 October 2017, 4.15 – 5.15 pm
Presentation of anthology (German)
The anthology published in Autumn 2017 by the Tinta-da-china publishing house (Lisbon) provides an overview of a 100-year history of the German-speaking countries and Portugal in verse, composed by the most important poets of the time. The 93 authors represented in the volume paint a poetic picture of the political events from the First World War right up to the 21st century in 135 texts.
Although the underlying political and social events are very different to one another – war, revolution, dictatorship, resistance, disasters – the main thing about these poems is that they reveal what unites human experience in times of upheaval and new beginnings.
Joachim Sartorius (Germany), author, translator
Kurt Drawert (Germany), author
Fernando do Amaral (Portugal), author
Chaired by: Helena Topa (Portugal), literary translator
Cooperation: Goethe-Institut Portugal, Portuguese Embassy/Instituto Camões Berlin
Location: Portugal/DGLAB Stand, Hall 5.1, Stand B16