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Ludwig Steinherr: A Neverending Tour of 'Paradise'

Posted by Arc, 10th January 2013

As a result of being invited to participate in the European Literature Night in London in May 2012 Ludwig Steinherr was then asked to be the guest author at the Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana USA. This role was to include his speaking in the Institute's Distinguished Lecture Series 2012-2013.

While he enjoyed the whole visit immensely, when pressed he admitted the highlight was the poetry reading in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall, a large auditorium with screens illustrated with poems and images. The lecture he gave was open to the public as well as students and professors from different faculties, where he was gratified to feel his work was put under great scrutiny and interest.

What is particularly satisfying, for us at Arc, is that Before the Invention of Paradise was published in December 2010. It seems the extent of its appreciation is only just becoming apparent. Steinherr is clearly stepping up to the Europe-wide (and beyond) recoginition he deserves. He is also appearing as part of the European Literature Night at StAnza on 8th March, alongside Robert Serban from Romania.

Above you can see Ludwig together with the philosopher Prof. Vittorio Hösle, director of the Institute of Advanced Study, in public discussion.