Arhive etichete: literature

The Art of Podcast with Ilaria Gaspari and Răzvan Țupa, on Sunday, live at 11.00 am. in the International Literature Festival Odessa at Goethe Institut Bucharest

There we go, Sunday, February 25th, 11 am:
The Art of Podcast
Ilaria Gaspari [I]: CHEZ PROUST / BACHMANN
Since October 2023, the Milan-born writer has been publishing her literary podcasts on works by well-known writers in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum Rome and the Goethe-Institut Italy. The compositions of memories, quotations, excerpts and poems, some of which are original recordings of readings, also include a search for traces of Ingeborg Bachmann’s life in Rome.
Moderation: Razvan Tupa from CitEști


Language: English
This event can be watched online on YouTube or Facebook:

For Italian writer Ilaria Gaspari, known for her passion for podcasts dedicated to the works of famous writers, this year’s Odessa International Festival is an opportunity to remember the horrors of the two world wars: “I am coming to Bucharest thinking of two great European authors who lived in different historical moments, but were both touched by the consequences of one of the two world wars. I am thinking of Marcel Proust, who witnessed the collapse of his childhood, whose inexorable decline he had already observed and recorded, with the outbreak of the First World War. Then, my thoughts turn to Ingeborg Bachmann, who in her Austrian childhood experienced the trauma of the Nazi devastation and who would search throughout her life for a way to live in a historical moment in which the self is no longer submerged in history, but history is in the self.”

“It is not a weapon, because literature does not destroy; and it is indeed unequipped and vulnerable in the face of war, but it has the collective force of a voice that transmits words and thoughts. It is not a form of escape, but an open refuge, that is, open as a protection against horror,” added the beloved Italian writer.
Festival activities are held in English, Ukrainian, German and Romanian, with translation. Public access to the event is free of charge.

Is literature an escape? A voice? Or a weapon?

Founded in 2015, the International Literature Festival Odessa aims to highlight the cultural effervescence and international character of the city and to contribute to strengthening its ties with other cultural metropolises in Europe and on other continents. In 2023, ILFO is organized in Bucharest, Romania. The program of each edition expresses this aim, both through the selection of guest writers and the dialogues. Of particular importance in the architecture of the festival’s program is the overview of the cultural space of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region. So far, almost 300 writers have taken part in the events of the Odessa International Literature Festival. Hans Ruprecht and Ulrich Schreiber have been running the festival since its creation.

Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 to Svetlana Alexievich

фото Кабаковой М.
фото Кабаковой М.

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2015 is Svetlana Alexievich from Minsk, Belarus. For offering in her work „a monument to suffering and courage”. „She’s offering us a history of emotions” the representative of Swedish Academy stated. Best known as a journalist, Aleksievich documented best of her books by interviewing witnesses to traumatic events in the history of the Soviet space. „These historical events that she’s covering in her various books, Chernobyl disaster, the Soviet war in Afganistan, these are, in a way, just pretexts for exploring the Soviet an the Post-Soviet individuals.” said the Academy Secretary.
The Prize was announced by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.
Most recent winners of the prize were Patrick Modiano/2014, Alice Munro/2013, Mo Yan/2012, Tomas Tranströmer/2011 and Mario Vargas Llosa/2010.

Nobel Literatura 2011 – Tomas Transtromer

Câştigătorul premiului Nobel pentru Literatură pentru anul 2011 este poetul suedez Tomas Transtromer.“Prin imaginile sale condensate şi transparente ne deschide un drum nou spre realitate.” A spus reprezentantul Academiei Suedeze care a anunţat distincţia.

Premiul Nobel pentru literatură este acordat anual, din 1901. Potrivit testamentului lăsat de Alfred Nobel această distincţie este acordată „persoanei care realizează o operă remarcabilă din punct de vedere ideal în domeniul literaturii”. De-a lungul timpului, premiul a fost acordat deopotrivă unor autori de primă mărime din literatura universală dar şi unor autori care au fost uitaţi, regula fiind ca scriitorul premiat să fie în viaţă. Jean-Paul Sartre a fost singurul premiant care a refuzat distincţia (1964).

Tomas Transtromer este unul dintre cei mai respectaţi poeţi contemporani. Născut în 1931, a adunat în cariera sa distincţii ca Premiul Literar Aftonbladets, Premiul Bonnier pentru Poezie, Premiul Internaţional pentru Literatură Neustadt, Premiul Overalids, Premiul Pertarca în Germania ca şi Premiul Suedez din partea Forumului Internaţional de Poezie. „Eu sunt locul/ unde creaţia îşi face treaba” scria Transtromer, pentru ca într-un interviu să adauge “Asemenea idei religioase mapar ici colo în poemele mele din ultima vreme, văd un sens în a fi prezent, în folosirea realităţii, în a face ceva din ea”.
Dan Shafran a tradus în limba română o selecţie din poeziile lui Transtromer care au fost publicate în 2003 la editura Polirom.

Pietrele

Pietrele pe care le aruncăm, le aud
cum cad prin ani, limpezi ca lumina zilei.
În vale, faptele clipei, descumpănite,
galopează, strigând din
vârf de copac în vârf de copac, dar amuţesc
în aerul mai rarefiat decât cel al prezentului, şi alunecă,
precum rândunicile, din vârf de munte
în vârf de munte, până ce
dau de platourile cele mai depărtate,
de la hotarul fiinţei. Acolo
toate acţiunile noastre,
limpezi ca lumina zilei,
se prăbuşesc nu în abis,
ci în noi înşine.

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