Georgi Gospodinov: Time is Out to Get Us
- Fri 19 Aug 10:30 - 11:30
- Baillie Gifford West Court
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Thomas Mann argued there’s nothing ‘actual’ about time: humans don’t possess an organ that can sense it. Award-winning Bulgarian novelist Georgi Gospodinov plays with this idea in Time Shelter, beautifully translated into English by Angela Rodel. In the novel, an institution offers treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers, allowing patients to be transported to a different decade. Gospodinov joins us to discuss the result, a masterful meditation on nostalgia and memory and their influence on the present.