Linz. The literary ship sets sail again. The association’s mission is to bring authors and their audiences closer together. Three readings are also on the program in Linz, all in the stands.
Giuliano da Empoli will read an extract from his novel “The Magician in the Kremlin” based on real events of October 13: Vadim Baranov, former director of reality TV shows, becomes a powerful advisor to Putin. But when he disappears, legends arise about him. In this novel, he reveals his story to an archivist.
The philosopher Lisz Hirn will be the guest on November 3 with her book “The Overrated Man”. In it, she asks the question of human nature and examines how AI, smartphones, and ChatGPT are changing our idea of what it means to be human. In light of the climate crisis and the pandemic, the concept of the superhuman is being called into question. Hirn develops a new approach, an anthropology of vulnerability, to capture the human self-image in a world between technology and vulnerability.
In “Instructions from the Ancestors,” narrator Ann Cotten deals with her own intellectual and material history, particularly colonial crimes. In Hawaii, she receives gifts and learns from the Polynesians. Back in Europe, she looks at the world with new eyes. Affection and understanding are called into question when you don’t belong. The reading will take place on November 17. Everyone starts at 7:30 p.m.
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