Our expectations of the future based on the disappointments of the past. And on the few positive Surprises. The are often associated with the amazement about the heroism of those, of which we didn't expect it. Simple people, we are complicated people for a good man, but not necessary, for the lion-hearted. And for art direction. What arrogance! The Belarusian Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich notes in retrospect, for himself: "I have learnt most of the ordinary people." More even than of the literature, confirmed in her interview with the German Nobel prize in literature Herta Müller, the now, the Berlin Festival "Re:Writing the Future" was opened, because simple people wouldn't be any strange answers to the questions of life.
That was beautifully said, as, indeed, the whole live was in three languages streamed evening beautifully, in spite of almost twenty-five minutes of starting with greetings and introductions, marriage, the two writers were going to listen to. And then, it took another forty minutes until for the first Time, of the future, the speech was supposed to be the theme of the festival. But how Alexievich and Müller recalled the past, and their respective way in the literature, the future was always prone: as the Grand narratives of enduring power, because they were each Suffering in times of dictatorship.
As Herta Müller was a worker in Romania, she learned that growing up in a house without books, the lyrics are familiar with: "The people in the factory had poems her favorite, and the were the best. Fear is a scary good literary critic.“ Per aspera ad astra, even if ordinary people were to Express easier. Alexievich sekundierte with their experiences from the youth: The people on the street in the Soviet Union would have made a stronger impression on you than the characters in Dostoyevsky. And the process was repeated in the days of the rebellion against Lukashenka in Belarus.
Alexievich took part in this revolution, try and judge is now self-critical: "We lost because we wanted to make a beautiful Revolution, with flowers and balloons." But the art as the home of the Beautiful there is still hope: "With your fire, you can tear us from the banality out. Art can bring people to the tips of the toes to grow.“ For simplicity alone two author's interior because there is no positive value: Svetlana Alexievich made it clear that she will be the talk of "simple people", and for Herta Müller and only the dictators simple people are simply brutal.Updated Date: 01 March 2021, 03:19