Lesebühne Ost. Szene-Literatur zwischen DDR-Vergangenheit und wiedervereinigter Gegenwart

  • Andrea Rota Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy


Against the informal backdrop of Berlin public-reading events (Berliner Lesebühnen) self-organised groups of German authors are participating in a literary (sub)culture, which es­pecially since the second half of the 1990s has been flourishing in the booming East of the city, but still deserves to be properly explored. Focussing on Berlin public-reading events, this contribution aims to sketch out an underground literary-scene, in which writers grown up in the former GDR provide an unofficial view on and from (East) Germany.