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"Das Floss der Medusa / The Raft of the Medusa"

A reading by Austrian author Franzobel

Mon, September 23, 2019 | RLP 1.302B

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In "Das Floss der Medusa / The Raft of the Medusa," the Austrian writer Franzobel re-tells the true story of one of the greatest disasters in seafaring history, still familiar from romantic painter Théodore Géricault's oversized painting. The 1816 shipwreck had only 15 survivors from among 147 who set sail; Franzobel shows human morality, bureaucratic incompetence, and survival instincts at their best and worst.

The author will read selections from his work in German and field questions from the audience in English and German.

Sponsored by: the Austrian Cultural Forum NY, the Department of Germanic Studies, and the Texas Language Center

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