Im Mediapark 7
60322 Frankfurt am Main
This year's Exponatec in Cologne (16-18 November 2023) is cancelled.
Today, Dylan Thomas is considered one of the most important English lyricists of the 20th century. With "Under Milkwood" he wrote one of the most famous radio plays in radio history. Nevertheless, Elke Heidenreich calls him the "world-famous great unknown". Always short of money and often drunk, he was always on the lookout for the right word, the successful rhyme and the most beautiful sound. In his stories he described the life of his childhood in Wales. He repeatedly appeared on BBC programmes and recited his poems. Many of these recordings have survived. The evening will recount his short life, partly in his own stories and poems, partly in short film and sound recordings performed by himself.
Steinsche Gasse 26
Katherine Mansfield was only just over 34 years old. Her few stories belong firmly to the canon of classical modernism. Originally from New Zealand, she went to England alone as a young woman, determined to become a writer. She became friends with D.H. Lawrence and met Virginia and Leonard Woolf. She often talks about her childhood in New Zealand. Again and again she looks for the moment when a deeper truth reveals itself in a gesture, a thoughtless word, a small action. Again and again she looked for the freedom of the bohemian world on the one hand and the - above all economic - protection of a traditional relationship on the other. She found both to some extent, both never quite, neither in the way she had wished. She tells of this in her numerous letters and in her diaries.