Literary Events: May 2013

GHOSTS BEHIND THE SUN

In his book, Ghosts Behind the Sun, Tav Falco’s portrayal of the city of Memphis begins with the events of the Civil War massacre at Fort Pillow, the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 and the Harp Brother murders. Falco will also read some extracts from his yet unpublished Argentine Diary and talk with Dardis McNamee, TVR Editor-in-Chief, on the parallels between Memphis and Vienna. In English.

 

8 May, 19:00

Literaturhaus Wien

7., Seidengasse 13

www.literaturhaus.at

 

VIENNA LIT BOOK GROUP

This month, assiduous book lovers will immerse themselves in the psychological thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. A tale of marital meltdown, this book instantly pushes the reader into a mystery ripe for avid discussions. After 20:00, the discussion may continue in a nearby pub. Free entry. In English.

 

13 May, 18:00-19:45

University of Vienna, Campus

English Studies Library

Altes AKH, Hof 8.3

9., Spitalgasse 2-4

www.viennalit.at/bookgroup.htm

 

WITTGENSTEIN IN CAMBRIDGE

Ray Monk (author of  Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius) discusses Wittgenstein’s years at Cambridge. The last in the 2013 series of lecture/concerts on Handcraft and Culture: Loos, Wittgenstein, Schönberg. Accompanied with the music of
Benjamin Britten played by Matthias Bartolomey, cello. In English.

 

22 May, 19:00 

Looshaus

1., Michaelerplatz 3

(01) 9521217

info@schweitzer-management.com

 

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