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Saturday, October 15 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
In My Brother's Shadow

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Uwe Timm is one of the most successful contemporary authors in Germany, having published more than twenty books. Six are available in English translation, among them The Invention of Curried Sausage (Die Entdeckung der Currywurst) and In My Brother’s Shadow (Am Beispiel meines Bruders), in which he approached his relationship with his father and brother. Uwe Timm was the youngest son in his family. His brother, sixteen years his senior, was a soldier in the Waffen SS and died in Ukraine in 1943. This autobiographical novel is the point of departure for a conversation with Sabine von Mering, a professor of German and the director of the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University, about Germany’s past in the present.


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Sabine von Mering

Sabine von Mering teaches German language and culture at Brandeis University, where she is also a member of the core faculty in women, gender, and sexuality studies. As director of the Center for German and European Studies, she organizes lectures, conferences, and cultural events in the interest of promoting transatlantic dialogue. Her most recent scholarship focused on right-wing extremism, and she is currently researching climate change as a... Read More →

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Uwe Timm

Uwe Timm is one of the most successful contemporary authors in Germany, having published more than twenty books. Six are available in English translation, among them The Invention of Curried Sausage (Die Entdeckung der Currywurst) and the autobiographical novel In My Brother’s Shadow (Am Beispiels meines Bruders). Links: More About In My Brother’s Shadow Timm on Goodreads

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Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Goethe-Institut Boston 170 Beacon Street, Boston, MA