• Alida Bremer

    Alida Bremer

    literary scholar

Lucky Impacts

glueckliche wirkungenAlida Bremer and Michael Krüger (ed.)

»One cannot change one's century, but one can stand against it and prepare lucky impacts.«
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The desire for a better world has accompanied mankind since time immemorial. In this unique volume, Alida Bremer and Michael Krüger bring together contributions by authors and artists who, under the motto "lucky impacts" borrowed from Goethe, not only devote themselves to past more beautiful times, but also sketch out visions of a happier future or even trace in the now what a good world might be. Authors such as Mircea Cartarescu, Stefan Herrtmans, Serhij Zhadan, Cécile Wajsbrot or Colm Tóibín approach the topic imaginatively, ironically, dreamily or realistically and capture what moves us between freedom and security, solidarity and helpfulness, challenge and dare. A literary journey that shows how we can face the big questions of the present. This lovingly designed anthology brings together contributions from the 57 member states of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and features a foreword by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. (Link [German])