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'1984' more than doom and gloom

Gerlinda Heywegen & Arnon Grunberg - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Gerlinda Heywegen & Arnon Grunberg - foto Serge Ligtenberg

In response to 1984 in which writing is not allowed, Arnon Grunberg told that not writing would not be the greatest punishment for him, but that he should not be allowed to read. "That would be the ultimate torture. You can write in your head, but not to be touched by words – that is unbearable."
We look back on a special evening in the Central Library in The Hague in which film editor Gerlinda Heywegen and writer Arnon Grunberg fillet our time on the basis of film fragments based on George Orwell's novel 1984.

The evening that could have been gloomy ended in a conversation about hope, love and the beauty of the arts. And the pleasure of being able to look at one small object..
The program will soon be available on our website, but let's be honest: that doesn't outweigh the magic of the live unwinding of thoughts, in which Grunberg is a master. Now let's hope the theatres, libraries and other cultural venues can stay open for the next three weeks.

Posted on: Friday 12 November 2021