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Louis-Philippe Dalembert


Samuel Fischer

„Le passé d’un individu, c’est comme son ombre: on le porte toujours avec soi. Il faut apprendre à vivre avec, et à s’en servir pour avancer.”

Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Avant que les ombres s’effacent


from 15 October 2018


Literatures of the World

The Samuel Fischer Visiting Professorship for Literature was established on the initiative of Prof. Dr. Gerd Mattenklott at the beginning of the summer term 1998. It is funded by S. Fischer publishers, Freie Universität Berlin, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Each semester an author is invited to teach at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature supervised by Prof. Dr. Claudia Olk. In addition to a seminar at the Freie Universität Berlin public readings and events with the guest professors are organized in Berlin and other German cities.


    21 January 2019 - Salon am Moritzplatz, Oranienstr. 58, 10969 Berlin

    Always in poetry.Without fear.Without border!

    Quotation Marks are highlighting the beginning and the end of direct speech. They can also put emphasis or irony on individual terms in a text. Literary speaking is therefore speaking with quotation marks. In our salon for literature US-Author Sasha Pimentel and Caribbean author Louis-Philippe Dalembert will speak with the translator and literary scholar Jan Wilm about their own work and also about their favorite books. Sasha Pimentel is the current Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig. She will bring her poems about border crossing, migration and love from her award winning book ‚For Want of Water‘. Louis-Philippe Dalembert is one of the most important contemporary authors of the Caribbean. He is the current Samuel Fischer Guest Professor at Freie Universität Berlin. His novels, like ‚Les dieux voyagent la nuit‘ (The gods are travelling by night) are focussing on colonialism, exile and identity. Jan Wilm will talk with them about borders in life and literature.

    Event in English language
    Admission free
    Registration is requested picadorprof.de

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