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A New Divan – Festival of Music and Poetry at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin

By newdivan 20th November 2019

From 18-20 November 2019, the Barenboim-Said Akademie and Gingko celebrated the 200th anniversary of the publication of the West–östlicher Divan with three days of music, literature and art, culminating in the launch of A New Divan, a volume of newly commissioned poetry published by Gingko in English and Suhrkamp in German.

The opening keynote was delivered by Stefan Weidner on the subject of “The Oriental Question: An attempt to reconcile Goethe and Edward Said”. Click here to read the English translation of this keynote.