WAR POETS: CELAN & YEVTUSHENKO  

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location:
Soda Activity Center: Orinda Room, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

Two events from the Holocaust - both extraordinary and difficult to grasp - inspired a pair of poems, read by millions.  Those poems in turn inspired great paintings by a German artist, and a magnificent musical piece by a Russian composer.  This presentation considers Paul Celan’s poem “Death Fugue” alongside the paintings of Anselm Kiefer, and Yevtushenko’s poem “Babi Yar” in tandem with Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony.  

With Joan Peterson

Related Seminar texts: Yevtushenko, “Babi Yar” & Celan, “Death Fugue" (Sem 104)

Thursday, October 7
3:00-4:15 pm
Soda Center | Orinda Room

Most Informal Curriculum programs have an interactive component; we recommend using both audio and video functions to fully engage with the experience.  We also encourage students to sign in using their real names; complete the assigned reading beforehand, and have access to the text/s during the event.

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