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Barbara Frischmuth - Nature and our linguistic attempts to get to grips with it

The celebrated author and passionate gardener Barbara Frischmuth shares her thoughts on nature and language.

Nature and culture cannot be kept separate. They continuously intertwine, visibly and invisibly, but not always harmoniously. From the outset, humankind has tried to tame and subjugate nature. And the more spectacularly successful we are in doing this, the less we think about how dependent on it we still are. This shows most clearly in the language we use to try and label and describe nature – be it in the fictional, poetic, factual or scientific context. In her essay, Barbara Frischmuth seeks to illustrate how nature is discussed in literature, culture, science and in everyday life. To underestimate nature would be perilous. To value and even love it equals human enlightenment. The essay series UNRUHE BEWAHREN (Keep Uncalm) is a response to an increasingly uncomfortable present tendency. At the heart of modern-day progress lies a wasteful unrest, while the past is progressively devalued and the future is robbed of substance. This is opposed by the principle of anachronism. Engaged contemporaneity should be coupled with the courage for caution and a passion for the outmoded. UNRUHE BEWAHREN is therefore also the theme to which the spring and autumn lecture series at Akademie Graz are dedicated. Edited by Astrid Kury, Thomas Macho, Peter Strasser Advice: Harald Klauhs

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Aus der Reihe "Unruhe bewahren"
80 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701735280
Release date: 13.04.2021

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Barbara Frischmuth

Born in Altausee in 1941, Frischmuth studied Turkish and Hungarian. After further Oriental studies in Vienna she became a freelance writer. Now a multiple-award winning author, she returned to live in Altausee in 1999. Her biggest successes include the novels “Die Klosterschule” (1968, transl. into Engl. as “The Convent School”), “Die Mystifikationen der Sophie Silber” (1976) and “Kai und die Liebe zu den Modellen” (1979), as well as numerous gardening books. Most recently published new editions: “Bindungen” (Commitments) (2013) and “Machtnix oder Der Lauf, den die Welt nahm” (Nevermind, or how it all panned out) (2018). Most recently published: “Natur und die Versuche, ihr mit Sprache beizukommen” (Nature and our linguistic attempts to get to grips with it) (2021).

UNRUHE BEWAHREN - Frühlingsvorlesung
Literaturhaus Graz, Elisabethstraße 30, 8010 Graz
UNRUHE BEWAHREN - Frühlingsvorlesung
Literaturhaus Graz, Elisabethstraße 30, 8010 Graz

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