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Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

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Time to listen

The current situation has forced many people around the world to stay at home and follow the news. As in Boccaccio’s “Il Decamerone,” the description of the disaster is followed by stories.

Uwe Johnson © picture alliance / Keystone

Riverside Drive Revisited

Just over 50 years ago, Uwe Johnson, a German writer living in New York, began writing Anniversaries, one of the great masterpieces of postwar German literature. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of Anniversaries, the Goethe-Institut investigates what makes this such an enduring classic. 

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Hinterhofkino mit Kindern Bild: Jason Gessner. (Zuschnitt: Goethe-Institut)

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