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Goethe Pop Up Seattle Book Klub: "Memoirs of a Polar Bear"

Join Goethe Pop Up Seattle at our August online book club meeting! Simply send an email to info-seattle@goethe.de to receive the Zoom access code.

The book club is free and open to everyone interested, but participants must purchase the individual texts themselves and are expected to have read the title to be discussed prior to the meeting.

In August the book club gets an introduction to the work of Yoko Tawada. We will be reading her acclaimed novel "Memoirs of a Polar Bear" (German: "Etüden im Schnee"), which stars three generations of talented writers and performers. Famed members of the literary world, the circus, and the zoo, they happen to be polar bears who move human society. In "Memoirs of a Polar Bear", dream levels and reality merrily merge into one another. Seemingly self-evident things appear in a new light. Myths from different parts of the world come to life just as much as contemporary historical reality.

Feel free to read the book in its original German or the English translation; the discussion will be held in English.

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