Being Read: Yoko Tawada (Berlin): Where Europe Begins

Krakow, Villa Decius, January 16, 2014
20. 1. 2014

Starting in Japan in her essay Where Europe Begins Yoko Tawada went on a journey westward, towards Europe and towards Moscow. In thoughts and in the imagination childhood stories are associated with Siberian fairy-tales, Russian wilderness and the tentative view of spaces constantly changing with ever new stories.

With the essay and newer poems and their translations in hand, Yoko Tawada travelled through Europe and Japan with her translators Ines Hudobec (Croatian) and Magdalena Lewandowska (Polish) and demonstrated how ideas, languages and texts grow from cultures and become entangled with them.

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