The Divan Sessions: The West-Eastern Divan
14th August 2019
Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan, the poet’s personal attempt to broaden European horizons by exploring the concept of the Other and creating a poetic dialogue between East and West, marks its 200th anniversary this year. For this event, Persian academic Narguess Farzad, poet Robin Robertson and Goethe expert Jan Wagner were joined by Gingko’s Barbara Schwepcke to discuss this classic text and a specially commissioned series of new poems, translations and essays.
Click here to listen to a podcast of this event (audio courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival).