Михаил Шишкин откроет фестиваль "Слово"

Михаил Шишкин откроет российский литературный фестиваль в Лондоне и прочитает четыре лекции. Но на английском языке

Wed 05 March 2014 - 7.00pm Chesham Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

В марте литературный фестиваль "Слово" вернется в Лондон в пятый раз!

И не только в Лондон. В этот раз "Слово" выйдет за пределы британской столицы - ряд мероприятий пройдут в Кэмбридже, Эдинбурге и других городах. Мы обещаем вам действительно насыщенную и интересную программу. Достаточно сказать, что среди первых гостей фестиваля - наш любимый друг Михаил Шишкин, один из самых прославленных писателей современной России и Швейцарии.

King’s Russia Institute и Academia Rossica организуют четыре публичных лекции Шишкина. Все они пройдут на английском языке.  

Даты выступлений и темы лекций:
Wednesday 5 March 2014 | 7 pm  
Translating into the language of language on the Swiss-Russian border
Mikhail Shishkin speaks about his books and being a Russian writer in Switzerland.
“On the banks of the Limmat, it's as if there's a different center of gravity, and any word out of a Russian inkwell weighs much more than in Russian's country of origin. What in Russia suffuses, litters the atmosphere, the sediments and snouts, Grushnitsky the cadet, the war in Chechnya, and "Christ has risen from the dead," here is all concentrated in every word written in Cyrillic—crammed, rammed into every last.”
The Light and the Dark
“The Half-Belt Coat”

Tuesday 11 March 2014 | 7 pm  
Of Living Noses and Dead Souls  
Nikolai Gogol and his attempt to write “a new Bible”
“Gogol and his reception are Russian literature’s greatest misconception. Collectively, his works constitute the Russian Book of the Dead, and yet he’s been consigned to the humourists’ shelf.”
Dead Souls

Wednesday 19 March 2014 | 7 pm  
Suicide by Sofa   
Ivan Goncharov and the pen´s victory over its writer
“Ilya Oblomov’s genetic roots lie not in the Russia of serfs, as the first “revolutionary democratic” and the Soviet critics who followed them demanded, but in a Russian initiation myth: the Russian folk epic about the hero Ilya Muromets, who spent the first thirty-three years of his life on a stove-bench doing nothing and arose from it only when Russia’s enemies attacked, in order to defend his native land.” 
Ordinary Story

Tuesday 25 March 2014 | 7 pm  
Literature and politics in contemporary Russia  

“Why the devil was I born in Russia, with brains and talent!” A.Pushkin
“A country where power has been seized by a corrupt, criminal regime, where the state is a pyramid of thieves, where elections have become  farce, where courts serve the authorities, not the law, where there are political prisoners, where state television has become a prostitute, where packs of impostors pass insane laws that are returning everyone to the Middle Ages—such a country cannot be my Russia. I want to and will represent another Russia, my Russia, a country free of impostors, a country with a state structure that defends the right of the individual, not the right to corruption, a country with a free media, free elections, and free people.” 

Билеты: £7, £5 for Russky London members,  £20 for all 4 lectures 
Заказ билетов >>>

Полная программа фестиваля скоро будет окончательно сформирована и выложена на нашем сайте, а также на сайте Academia Rossica. Не пропустите наши анонсы! Март будет литературным :)