Faculty of Philosophy, Seminar für Literaturwissenschaft

Reading "Im Schrank"

30. May 2023, 7.00 pm
Buchhandlung Contineo (Magdeburger Allee 90, Erfurt)
Fachbereich slawistische Literaturwissenschaft
Tereza Semotamová
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The subject area Slavic Studies at the University of Erfurt invites you to a literary reading with the Czech author Tereza Semotamová at the bookstore Contineo (Magdeburger Allee 90, Erfurt). Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the German-Czech Future Fund.

Im Schrank Translated from Czech by Martina Lisa

Tereza Semotamová, born in 1983, is an author, publicist and translator. She studied German Studies and Screenwriting, writes radio plays, features and columns, translates German-language literature into Czech, teaches and works for the German-Czech platform já-du. "Im Schrank" is her first novel; excerpts were published in German for the first time in the anthology "Die letzte Metro" (Voland & Quist 2017).

A young woman moves into a closet. Worn out and creaky, it stands in a Prague backyard, winter approaching. It is her space. And it is the radical decision to withdraw from all constraints, even from all security, the result of too many failed attempts to adapt.

Tereza Semotamová reconstructs the sometimes absurd, sometimes bitter episodes of that search for one's own way in a world in which no one knows exactly where things are going anymore.