On Thursday 17 March at 17:00 Angelo Australi will read 'In the eye of the typhoon' by Felix Hartlaub.
In addition to being a war diary, it is also a kind of journey 'inside' the Second World War, a journey that begins with the taking of Paris by the Germans and ends with the defence of Berlin. The book represents in itself a moment of intense and desperate fullness, revealing the qualities of a great writer with a strongly mature spirit. Hartlaub is the protagonist of the war diary, but writes in the third person. In whatever environment he finds himself acting, the writer seems to feel out of place, because he is too insignificant in relation to events to be taken into consideration. Being a lucid and penetrating observer, the writer judges situations and people precisely by declaring himself incapable of evaluating them, the detachment from events in his writing almost involuntarily enhances the dominant sense of icy spectrality caused by the war.
Possession of the Green Pass is compulsory for participation.