Presentation of the catalogue of the exhibition ‘Osip Mandelstam: Word and Fate’

On 15 July, the catalogue of the exhibition Osip Mandelstam: Word and Fate was launched at the Friedrich Ebert House and Museum in Heidelberg (Germany’s first democratically elected president). This exhibition is a major joint initiative between Granada UNESCO City of Literature, the Centro Federico García Lorca Consortium, Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature and the Moscow State Literature Museum.

Pictured standing (left to right) are:

Pavel Nerler (Moscow Mandelstam Foundation); Jesús Ortega (director, Granada UNESCO City of Literature Programme); Dimitri Bak (director, Moscow State Literature Museum); Urs Heftrich (Slavic Studies Institute at the University of Heidelberg); Joachim Gerner (mayor of Heidelberg); Manfred Metzner (director, Wunderhorn Verlag publishing house); Andrea Edel (director for the arts at Heidelberg City Council and director of the city’s UNESCO City of Literature programme); and Ralph Dutli (professor of German literature at the University of Heidelberg, author of a biography of Mandelstam and translator of his complete works into German).


Natalia Papánova and Anastasía Alexándrova (Moscow State Literature Museum); Phillip Koban and Stefan Kaukötter (Heidelberg City Council arts department and Heidelberg UNESCO City of de Literature Programme).

The local press reported on the event:

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