The Berlin Trilogy: On a Beautiful Ugly City
Join us for the last reading of our current writer-in-residence Peter Schneider. He has accompanied the fate of "the Siamese city" Berlin as a writer and reporter from the early eighties up to now. In his Berlin trilogy he points to the absurdities, the charme and the follies of this unique and fast changing city, and will entertain his audience at Deutsches Haus with some highlights of 30 years of writing on Berlin.
Peter Schneider was a central figure in the 1968 Student Protest Movements in Berlin and Trento, Italy, and is regarded as an independent, often controversial voice in cultural-political debates.
Schneider began his career as a writer with his novel Lenz. Over 20 other novels, screenplays, and volumes of journalistic essays followed, including his works translated into English: Der Mauerspringer (The Wall Jumper), Paarungen (Couplings), Extreme Mittellage (The German Comedy) and Eduards Heimkehr (Edward’s Homecoming).
His screenplays have been filmed by Reinhard Hauff—Messer im Kopf (Knife in the Head)—and Margarethe von Trotta—Das Versprechen (The Promise). His essays can be found in Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Le Monde.
Schneider was the Roth Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Georgetown University for eight years.
Made possible through the generous support of Air Berlin.
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