Hanya Yanagihara on what makes us human. With Ulrich Noethen


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Three centuries, three destinies, three USAs. In her bold new novel, To Paradise, Hanya Yanagihara (“A Little Life”) rewrites the country’s history and future. In 1893, people in New York can apparently live and love as they wish. Instead of marrying as convention dictates, a young man takes up with a penniless music teacher. In 1993, Manhattan is in the grip of the AIDS epidemic, and a young Hawaiian man lives with a considerably older wealthy partner. In 2093, the authoritarian world is wracked by disease, and the granddaughter of a powerful scientist attempts to navigate her life without him. A house on Washington Square becomes a connecting element between the eras and the recurring motifs of illness and therapy, wealth and misery, dangerous arrogance on the part of the powerful, and the illusion of an earthly paradise. Host: Bernhard Robben; German text: Ulrich Noethen


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Hanya Yanagihara

Writer and journalist Hanya Yanagihara was born in Los Angeles in…

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Bernhard Robben

Born in 1955 in Haselünne, Bernhard Robben is a presenter and …

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Ulrich Noethen

Ulrich Noethen was born in 1959. Following various theater…

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