Wednesday 21 January 2009

Kafka's "Dearest Father" at the Calder Bookshop

Before I drop off, a quick reminder about tomorrow night's reading at the Calder Bookshop on The Cut, near Waterloo.

Richard Stokes will read from Dearest Father (also known as Letter to My Father), his new translation of Franz Kafka’s confessional and impassioned – though unsent – letter to his father. A touching account of the turbulent relationship between unflinching parent and sensitive child, this letter offers a new insight into the private world one of the most influential and enigmatic writers of the twentieth century.

Opera specialist and Faber author Richard Stokes has published books on German, French and Spanish song, and his singing translations of Berg’s Wozzeck and Lulu, and Wagner’s Parsifal have met with critical acclaim. He collaborated with Alfred Brendel on his volume of poems, One Finger Too Many and, more recently, The Veil of Order: Conversations with Martin Meyer.

He will be joined by actor Tony Rohr.

As usual, entry is £6/£4 (which includes a glass of wine) – and we start at 7.00 p.m.

Please call or email the bookshop if you would like to reserve a place.

Hope to see you there.


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