SIAF Vortrag Jonathan Franzen
Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017, 18:30 Uhr
A writerÂ’s perspective on a (quickly) changing world
Â“Kierkegaard, in Either/Or, makes fun of the Â‚busy manÂ‘ for whom busyness is a way of avoiding an honest self- reckoning. You might wake up in the night and realize that youÂ’re lonely in your marriage, or that you need to think about your carbon footprint, but the next day you have a million little things to do, and the day after that you have another million things. As long as thereÂ’s no end of little things, you never have to stop and confront the bigger questions. Reading literature isnÂ’t the only way to stop and ask yourself who you really are and what your life might mean, but it is one good way. And then consider how laughably unbusy KierkegaardÂ’s Copenhagen was, compared to our own age: we spend our days reading, on social media, stuff weÂ’d never bother reading in a printed book, and bitch about how busy we are.Â”
Vortrag in englischer Sprache.
Raum: Aula, KOL-G-201