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25 March 2010

Steven Bloom: "Stellt mir eine Frage" (Ask me a Question)
Reading with Steven and David Bloom

Moderated by Matthias Renger

Photo: Two men sitting at a bar (detail from the book cover)

© Wallstein Publishing


25 March 2010, 7.30 pm


Old Building, ground level, Auditorium




Birgitta Schmidt
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Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

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In a playful and deliciously ironic way, Steven Bloom describes Archie Feinstein, Meyer Woolf, Izzy, and a few other New York Jews from the Brooklyn district of Brownsville in the 50s. The horrors of anti-Semitic persecution have led them all to seek exile in America. Even though they have escaped the worst, they still drag the past around with them. And although they pretend to be thoroughly American, they take very little for granted.
Almost every day, they meet at a café to discuss life and the universe - love, marriage, jealousy, everyday worries, the Korean war and racism are just a few of the topics raised. They rarely agree on anything, but whatever the subject, someone always has a joke to tell.

Reading in German and English.

Organized in cooperation with Wallstein Publishers and the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation.

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