Literature

Johan de Boose meets Adam Zagajewski

BOZAR, Brussels
14/12/11
Adam Zagajewski © Elzbieta Lempp Adam Zagajewski © Elzbieta Lempp
The poet, essayist and Nobel candidate Adam Zagajewski (1945) is coming to Belgium for a unique appearance.
Zagajewski lived in Poland until the 1970s before moving to Paris, returning to his home country about a decade ago. Today, he travels back and forth between Cracow and Chicago. All this makes of him the ideal person for a reflection on identity and culture, in which he joins forces with Flemish Poland specialist Johan de Boose. In his 2004 essay ‘A European Citizen’, Zagajewski noted the following on this issue: “Nobody, as far as I know, is willing to die for Europe. And yet until recently it was not unusual for certain Europeans to be prepared to give their lives for France, for Germany or for Poland. Has Europe become a fiction? It looks like Europe has become an admirable piece of fiction!”
Johan de Boose holds a PhD in Slavonic studies. Poet and author, he became famous with literary non-fiction books about Russia and Poland, amongst other things.

>>> More about Adam Zagajewski HERE!
>>> Zagajewski speaking about Miłosz and reading Miłosz' poetry HERE

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 Practical

>>> BOZAR (Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels) - Terarken room - see MAP 
>>> 14 December 20.30
>>> € 5
This event on BOZAR's website (online box office)

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Org. : BOZAR Literature, Cultural service of the Polish Embassy

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