16 March 2011
Rahel Levin Varnhagen: Rahel
Ein Buch des Andenkens für ihre Freunde
(A book devoted to her friends)
Book Launch with Corinna Harfouch
Rahel Levin Varnhagen, the great Jewish salonière from Berlin, kept up a lively, often passionate correspondence with a variety of friends, acquaintances, and salon guests. Through their immediacy and spontaneity, these letters still captivate readers today and are a testimony to her ties with many great minds of her time.
16 March 2011, 7.30 pm
Old Building, second level, Great Hall
free with seat ticket only (available at the cash desk). Seats are limited
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 497
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330
After her death, her husband Karl August Varnhagen von Ense published
two versions of the collection and prepared a considerably extended
version for publication – a project that only comes to fruition now with
this edition. Corinna Harfouch will read a selection of these texts.
Opening remarks by Barbara Hahn (editor) and Brigitte Kronauer.
In cooperation with the German Academy for Language and Poetry, the Wüstenrot Foundation, and Wallstein Publishers.