IBNA- A webinar in Tehran will review 'The Sleepwalkers' (1930) a novel by Austrian novelist and essayist Hermann Broch on Tuesday which has recently been published in Persian.
In three parts, the novel has been rendered into Persian by veteran Iranian translator Ali-Asghar Haddad who has translated several works from German-language literary icons such as Thomas Mann, Peter Handke and Günter Grass. Tehran-based Lahita Publishing has released 'The Sleepwalkers'.
The book follows the process of European values dissolution from Renaissance to the years after World War I. Iranian experts Manoochehr Badiei and Musa Akrami as well as Haddad will attend the book review webinar.
With ‘The Sleepwalkers’, Hermann Broch established himself as one of the great innovators of modern literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equal of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. Even as he grounded his narratives in the intimate daily life of Germany, Broch was identifying the oceanic changes that would shortly sweep that life into the abyss.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 4 at 11 a.m. Those interested may visit the program on Instagram: @ketabofarhang or the page of Tehran’s Book City on Aparat website.