Dževad Karahasan, born in Duvno/Yugoslavia in , is an author, playwright and essayist. The Siege of Sarajevo was the subject of the diary Exodus from a. Dzevad Karahasan. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Dzevad Karahasan». Dževad Karahasan is a Bosnian writer and philosopher. Karahasan was awarded with Herder Prize and Goethe Medal for his writings.

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Americas Donald Trump will be impeached insays ‘prediction professor’ I write very seldom in German – short articles that are corrected by my editor or other native speakers. When you have a bit of distance, you can see and comprehend better.

Germany Germany’s New Years Eve fireworks ruining air quality He’s one of the most popular German authors in the world – even though he’d long been written off. In them, you describe your hometown of Sarajevo as a city that provokes storytelling. In times of political turmoil, the cultural scene also aims to take a stand.

One time I literally had to be smuggled to France karahhasan a presentation of my book, since I hadn’t gotten a visa.

Then I received a professorship in Salzburg.

On the one hand, history is particularly evident in Sarajevo. That would mean that people dumb down when they enter a paradisiacal condition. A dialogue of cultures is constantly going on. Dreams of a paradisiacal condition, which our culture has been dreaming of ever since Hellenism, are basically dreams of a spiritless condition, ddzevad spiritlessness, of an identity with itself. Half a century after his death, the works of Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse are back on the shelves.

The news came ahead of the bicentennial of the 19th century Dzvad poet and novelist.

Writer Karahasan values distance from himself

A look at superstitious rituals from around the continent, from the weird to the wonderful. My father was a deeply rooted communist, by mother was Muslim, and very many friends of mine, including teachers, were Franciscans. There have always been people who want to exercise power. You fled Bosnia in and now live in Sarajevo and Graz, and in other places as well.


If I tried to write in German, the result would be simplifications. Dignitaries and admirers are expected at his funeral on December This spatial distance makes it possible for me to experience, view, and – I hope – to describe Sarajevo more accurately. And that’s what would later make you a bridge builder in your career as a writer – which is one of the reasons you are being awarded a Goethe Medal.

Waltzing in a bell-clad costume worn atop red lingerie? German is much too complex of a language. These people communicated great with me.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dževad Karahasan – Goethe-Institut

Cologne arts academy aims to internationalize Around 35 percent of Cologne’s population has an ethnic minority background. Fasten your seat belts!

Is this distance from Sarajevo important for you to be able to approach it in a new way? I often visited the Franciscan monastery to learn Latin and Greek from a Franciscan monk. With its different religions, ethnicities and languages, Sarajevo is a city of many voices. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. Around 35 percent of Cologne’s population has an ethnic minority background.

I was received with much warmth and friendliness. The year made it clear how necessary controversial debate is and how unclear some red lines are. All in all, I didn’t have any problems. I like this language too much to be able to or to want to write German prose or dramas.

I communicated quite intensively with them and sort of grew up in three worlds, you could say. Did you have any similar experiences as a child? For me, it’s completely normal for people to live in multiple cultures and view their identity as a fluid phenomenon – precisely because they were given a spirit, or have been cursed by that spirit.


That doesn’t work; as long as we are people, we are spiritual beings. Restorers have rescued 13 of Theodor Fontane’s original manuscripts, which will be digitized and made available online.

Dževad Karahasan

The unusual roles showcase his enormous talent. Hermann Hesse – misunderstood but loved Half a century after his death, the works of Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse are back on the shelves.

The series has been translated into over 30 karahazan and is now even getting a little app-date. It’s sometimes interrupted intentionally or when fear is provoked. I really couldn’t have grown up without a certain distance to myself.

COM has chosen English as your language setting. Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley has played a wide range of characters in his day: Culture Writer Karahasan values distance from himself Bosnian writer Dzevad Karahasan, a winner of this year’s Goethe Medal, explains why Sarajevo is his dzevav — but he sometimes needs to keep his distance. These people do engage in dialogue.

Jarahasan writer Amos Oz, Israel’s most-translated author, a passionate peace advocate and a supporter of the two-state solution, has died in Tel Aviv. But it’s going on. Thieves never get old. They produce fears and misunderstanding because it’s easiest to rule over people who are afraid.

Is that what led you to write about Sarajevo — the presence of the “other,” which helps define one’s own identity?

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