SIAF Vortrag Jonathan Franzen
Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017, 18:30 Uhr
A writers perspective on a (quickly) changing world
Kierkegaard, in Either/Or, makes fun of the busy man for whom busyness is a way of avoiding an honest self- reckoning. You might wake up in the night and realize that youre 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 theres no end of little things, you never have to stop and confront the bigger questions. Reading literature isnt 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 Kierkegaards Copenhagen was, compared to our own age: we spend our days reading, on social media, stuff wed never bother reading in a printed book, and bitch about how busy we are.
Vortrag in englischer Sprache.
Raum: Aula, KOL-G-201