Wednesday 12.5 at 6pm at 6pm: “Klaus Mann’s Berlin” by Juliette Roques

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are most heartily welcome to “Klaus Mann’s Berlin – a literary and musical journey of the German capital during the 1920s and early 30s” by Juliette Roques on Wednesday 12.5 at 6pm. Klaus Mann, one of the few German writers, to have publicly refuted Nazism from the days of its visible inception, quickly established himself as a voice of youth and the outsider. Writing about homosexuality and politics in equal measure, Mann always drew on real life experience and nowhere is this more poignant than in his writings created during his years in Berlin. Mann’s astute observations and true-to-life-style instantly transport the reader back to the German capital of the 1920and early 30s, where the music played in dance halls served as much for inspiration as it did escapism. Join us in this literary and musical discovery of Klaus Mann’s Berlin with extracts from Mann’s works accompanied by the hits of his time. . Warm regards, Ian – Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be VERY welcome. – If you wish to become of a fan of the bookshop you can become one by heading to the link below and clicking in the right places.!/pages/Helsinki-Finland/Arkadia-International-Bookshop-Ian-Bourgeot/114962855198875?ref=mf Juliette Roques I am a PhD student at Helsinki University writing my thesis on Mikhail Bakhtin’s carnival theory in Klaus Mann’s works. Growing up in Germany and the U.S.A. as a French citizen with some Jewish-Hungarian roots thrown in for good measure, has fostered my interest in Klaus Mann and the Weimar Republic from an early age on.