Clemens Meyer

Der Untergang der Äkschn GmbH

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ISBN: 978-3-10-002423-7

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Vorträge
176 Pages, gebunden
publishing house:
S. FISCHER
publication date:
28.07.2016
ISBN 978-3-10-002423-7

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Clemens Meyer discusses the books of his childhood, American cinema, and life.
Where does that come from? What is that? Who is radical? What is relevant? In the renowned Frankfurt Poetry Lectures, Clemens Meyer discusses the sound of modernity, mirrors of the present, and splinterings in the mind. He talks about the books of his childhood, about German and American writers, and about the films that have shaped his writing. He is a connoisseur and enthusiast of literature, a maniacal reader and ardent advocate. His thinking and writing on literature is as earnest as it is impassioned and anarchic.
Clemens Meyer held the Frankfurt poetics lectureship in the summer of 2015.




About Clemens Meyer

Clemens Meyer, born in 1977, lives in Leipzig. His debut novel Als wir träumten came out in 2006, followed by Die Nacht, die Lichter. Stories (2008), Gewalten. Ein Tagebuch (2010) and the novel Im Stein (2013), which was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017. Clemens Meyer has received numerous awards for his work, including the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair, the Bremen Literature Prize and the Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa. He was also a finalist for the Gregor von Rezzori Prize in 2017. A number of his short stories have been adapted for the screen, and the feature film Als wir träumten, directed by Andreas Dresen, competed in the Biennale in 2015.
Clemens Meyer's latest collection of stories, Die stillen Trabanten, was published by S. Fischer in 2017.

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