Pascal Mercier knows the power of words

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Pascal Mercier knows the power of words


Following “Night Train to Lisbon”, Pascal Mercier has managed to produce another great philosophical novel. Das Gewicht der Worte [“The Weight of Words”] tells the story of Simon Leyland, who is so fascinated by languages that he begins to learn all the tongues spoken around the Mediterranean. From London, he follows his wife to Trieste, where she has inherited a publishing house. He believes this city of literary greats will be the ideal place for his work – until a medical error throws him off track. Host: Gisela Steinhauer

  • Tuesday 17 March

    Tuesday
    17. March 2020
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Mitwirkende

Gisela Steinhauer

Gisela Steinhauer, born 1960 in Aachen, studied German and journalism…

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Pascal Mercier

Born in Bern in 1944, Pascal Mercier lives in Berlin. Following…

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Books

Das Gewicht der Worte

Das Gewicht der Worte

Pascal Mercier

Hanser

978-3-446-26569-1

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