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Soup, Soap, Salvation


Literaturhaus Basel

Once full of ideas, now quietly resigned, a man attends a wedding in Belgrade; then everything goes wrong. He is arrested, escapes in handcuffs and wanders lost through the Serbian province. The Swiss embassy in Sarajevo nurses him back to health and repatriates him. Lovingly, but mercilessly, Matto Kämpf dissects the life of a middle-aged man. You will rarely have such an opportunity to enjoy the radical questions posed in relation to aging, manliness, and failure.

The Supporting Act Readings offer young authors a stage on which to read their texts in front of established authors, in a way similar to supporting acts in music.

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