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A literary walk
through New York City

Uwe Johnson © picture alliance / Keystone 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.  The narrative extends over 365 days from August 21, 1967 to August 20, 1968, and chiefly takes place in New York. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of Anniversaries, the Goethe-Institut investigates what makes this such an enduring classic. [More...]