“The beach in Bochum is teeming” An homage to Jurek Becker and his postcards. With Christine Becker, Nina Kunzendorf and Ulrich Matthes

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“The beach in Bochum is teeming” An homage to Jurek Becker and his postcards. With Christine Becker, Nina Kunzendorf and Ulrich Matthes


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

  • Friday 20 March

    Friday
    20. March 2020
    18:00

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    Wallrafplatz 5
    50667 Köln

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Mitwirkende

Christine Becker

Christine Becker studied German literature in Berlin. She published a…

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Knut Elstermann

Knut Elstermann, born 1960 in Berlin, is a German journalist, author…

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Nina Kunzendorf

Nina Kunzendorf was born in Mannheim in 1971 and studied acting at…

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Ulrich Matthes

Actor Ulrich Matthes was born in Berlin. He had his first theater…

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Books

»Am Strand von Bochum ist allerhand los«

»Am Strand von Bochum ist allerhand los«

Jurek Becker / Christine Becker

Suhrkamp

978-3-518-47037-4

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