Heidelberg is a strange place. First, I couldn’t find it, and then I couldn’t find my hotel. Then they sent me to a parking garage, which I couldn’t find, so to take revenge I lost the hotel key. The people at the reading might be expecting Günter Grass, but that doesn’t matter. In that case, I’ll just grit my teeth and read Homo Faber.
November 1, 1992
This was one of more than 1,000 postcards that Jurek Becker wrote from the mid-1950s onward. Christine Becker has now collected 400 of them in Am Strand von Bochum ist allerhand los [“The Beach in Bochum is Teeming”]. These enchanting short texts reveal Jurek Becker’s wit, charm and the joy he took in telling stories. Today, Christine Becker commemorates Becker, the author of “Jacob the Liar” and the television series “Liebling Kreuzberg”, as a person and an artist. Nina Kunzendorf and Ulrich Matthes read some of his nicest texts. And postcards. Host: Knut Elstermann
20. March 2020
Pre Pre sale price (fees excluded) 16–30 €
Eve Evening fund price 20–36 €
Red. Reduced price 14–27 €
Jurek Becker / Christine Becker