Fri 18 Aug 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre
David Colmer, an Australian translator of Dutch literature based in Amsterdam, presents Occupied City, a key work of the Dadaist movement by Paul van Ostaijen. Avant-garde poet, satirist and revolutionary critic, he introduced Expressionism into Belgium and was the first writer to translate Kafka from German. Published in 1921, it centres on the German occupation of Antwerp during the First World War and is a love song to the city. Chaired by Daniel Hahn.