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The epistolary networks of Rudolf Borchardt

Event info

  • today from 24/05/2018 to 26/05/2018
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • Coordination

    Prof. Dr. Dieter Burdorf, Universität Leipzig/Rudolf Borchardt-Gesellschaft

    in partnership with Villa Vigoni

The German-Jewish poet and translator Rudolf Borchardt (1877–1945) spent most of his life in Italy. He was living in different Tuscan villas for decades. In one of his most famous essays, “Villa”, published in 1907, he dealt with the cultural history of the Italian villa since ancient times. Borchardt’s network of correspondences is widespread all over Europe. He changed letters with poets, philosophers, scholars, publishers, and journalists such as Max Brod, Martin Buber, Benedetto Croce, Tommaso Gallarati Scotti, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Rudolf Alexander Schröder, Karl Vossler, and Karl Wolfskehl. This impressive oeuvre of letters will be explored comprehensively on this German-Italian conference for the first time.