BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT UID:5630425a8ea4745cb92 DTSTART:20180213T183000 DTEND:20180213T000000 DTSTAMP:20180213T183000 ORGANIZER;CN="":mailto: CREATED: DESCRIPTION:with Yoko Tawada's "Memoirs of a Polar Bear"\r\nAttention: This book club takes place on a Tuesday.\r\nThe upcoming book club of the season of Lisez l'Europe features a book from Germany.\r\nThe book chosen for this session is "Memoirs of a Polar Bear"\, by Yoko Tawada. The discussion will be held in French and moderated by Marie-Pierre Poulin\, director of the library for the Goethe-Institut Montreal.\r\nAbout the Book:\r\nMemoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent strangeness”—Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother\, mother\, son) of polar bears are famous as both circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society\, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In chapter one\, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In chapter two\, Tosca\, her daughter (born in Canada\, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son—the last of their line—is Knut\, born in chapter three in a Leipzig zoo but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo\, until his keeper\, Matthias\, is taken away...\r\nHappy or sad\, each bear writes a story\, enjoying both celebrity and “the intimacy of being alone with my pen.” (\r\nDetails:\r\nLanguage: French\r\nPrice: Free admittance - RSVP required (before February 9th) LAST-MODIFIED:20180213T183000 LOCATION:Goethe-Institut Montreal\n1626 boul. St-Laurent\, bureau 100\nH2X 2T1 Montreal SUMMARY:Bookclub: Lisez l'Allemagne SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR