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TEJU COLE’S [NGR/USA] “OPEN CITY” REINVENTS THE NEW YORK NOVEL

Sep 13, 2012 07:30 pm
Literatures of the World
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Upper Foyer
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Host Gregor Dotzauer
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Price 8 Euro / reduced 6 / pupils 4
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For hours at a time, aimlessly, Julius walks through Manhattan. Perhaps because the young Nigerian, who has come to the USA to work as a psychiatrist, is trying to find himself. Perhaps because he hopes to discover something meaningful. It is a life full of oblique perspectives upon reality, which Julius tries to balance by interpreting what he sees. Critics have compared Teju Cole’s book “Open City” to the works of W.G. Sebald and other eminent writers. It is a work that will certainly allay any fears that the New York novel is finished.

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