Szczepan Twardoch: The Kingdom

Lesung I internationales literaturfestival berlin

1939: Jakub Shapiro, known to readers of the previous novel »The Boxer« as the king of the underworld, is rescued from the Warsaw Ghetto by his lover Ryfka. Now his son David has to begin smuggling and dealings on the black market in order to care for his mother and brother. Hunger and violence increase after the ghetto uprising, while the destruction of the ghetto forces Ryfka and David to confront new challenges and awakens their desire for revenge.

In cooperation with EXC 2020 Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective

The conversation is held in Polish and will be translated consecutively.

The author reads from the original novel in Polish. The speaker reads from the German translation.

Literatures of the World
Host Olaf Kühl
Speaker Marco Albrecht
Price 10 Euro / ermäßigt 6

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