In his most important works, Danilo Kiš dealt with the persecution of Jews by the Nazis, who also murdered his father, and with the cruel practices of Stalinism. He warned at a very early point of the dangerous nationalistic tendencies in Yugoslavia. He didn’t live to see the breakup of his countries and the subsequent wars. His literary and political legacies however, remain important and actual up to the present day.
KulturKontakt Austria and TRADUKI have prepared a reading from his text and a discussion on his work with a title Danilo Kiš (1935-1989): What The Great Writer And Anti-Nationalist Has To Say To Us Today? to call to mind on of the greatest authors of modern Yugoslavia.
Data: 20 October 2015, at 18:30
Where: Jewish Museum Vienna, Dorotheergasse 1, 1010 Vienna
Ilma Rakusa, literary scholar, writer and translator from Switzerland
Dragan Velikić, Serbian novelist, essayist and former Serbian Ambassador to Austria
László Végel, writer living in Serbia and writing in Hungarian
Thomas Ballhausen, Austrian writer, literary and film theorist, publisher, and translator
The actor Helmut Bohatsch reads excerpts from the book „Familienzirkus. Die großen Romane und Erzählungen“ that was published in 2014 by Carl Hanser Verlag in Munich with the support of TRADUKI.
Admission starts at 18:15
Admission is free