Novel "Skandinavisches Viertel"

Memories of a childhood in East Berlin´s Prenzlauer Berg surrounded by the Wall was the topic of Discover the City through Literature group’s first meeting on 28 October 2019. At Bettina Stölzl-Praetorius´ wonderfully decorated table, 20 attendees talked about the hero of the novel Skandinavisches Viertel who spends all his life in Berlin with the exception of his studies in Leipzig.

The members of the group dicussed his family secrets, dreams, the understanding of personal freedom and his relationship with women. Torsten Schulz, East German author of the novel, focuses on (personal) history of the people and characterizes the societies in moments of transitions and their emotional engagements with the (nation´s) past.