Could Europe do with a 19th-century reboot? This week we're talking to Simon Strauss, millennial star of the German literary world, about why he thinks Romanticism is the future. We also hear about a lovely project he's launched to collect the stories of ageing Europeans. Plus: Ursula's big day, eco-burials, and what Tchaikovsky got in the post.
Simon's smash-hit novel, Seven Nights, is now available in English: https://rare-bird-books.myshopify.com/products/seven-nights
Read his 2018 keynote from the Forum on European Culture: https://cultureforum.eu/report2018/wp-content/uploads/Day-3_keynote-simon-strauss.pdf
And check out the European Archive of Voices: https://usefenut.myhostpoint.ch/european-archive-of-voices/
This week's Isolation Inspiration:
Why Did You Betray Me? https://www.decomposedshow.org/episode/2019/04/30/why-did-you-betray-me-tchaikovsky
La Haine https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/la_haine
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