“I have smelled suntan lotion spread over 2,100 pounds of hot flesh.” Anke Engelke and Mark Waschke read David Foster Wallace

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lit.COLOGNE 2020

“I have smelled suntan lotion spread over 2,100 pounds of hot flesh.” Anke Engelke and Mark Waschke read David Foster Wallace


Rarely is his name mentioned without reference to “Infinite Jest”, his literary tour de force. David Foster Wallace. In his homeland, he has long been known for his essays, but these works are now being published for the first time in German in a single volume: Der Spaß an der Sache. In contrast to his erratic and mold-breaking magnum opus, his essays are fascinatingly precise miniatures. Observations on a cruise ship, at the adult video awards, the Maine Lobster Festival, or from an American living room as the airplanes crash into the World Trade Center in New York. And yet these essays forge a link to DFW’s literary works. Whenever he feels like it, he takes an existing situation and uses the power of his imagination to spin it into a mercilessly embellished tale. Infinite fun for the mind! Especially since two great actors are here to read: Anke Engelke and Mark Waschke. Concept: Werner Köhler

  • Saturday 21 March

    Saturday
    21. March 2020
    21:00

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Anke Engelke

Anke Engelke was born in Montreal, Canada in 1965 and grew up…

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Mark Waschke

After graduating from the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art, Mark…

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Books

Der Spaß an der Sache

Der Spaß an der Sache

David Foster Wallace

Aus dem Englischen von Ulrich Blumenbach und Marcus Ingendaay

Kiepenheuer & Witsch

978-3-462-04989-3

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