The Summer of Her Life 她一生的夏天
In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, we are delighted to welcome German artist Barbara Yelin and novelist and director Thomas von Steinaecker, to discuss their collaboration on the graphic novel, The Summer of Her Life. From her old age in a care home, the story’s unlikely heroine Gerda Wendt reviews her earlier life and questions her choices. This poetic, touching and profound graphic novel grapples with questions that are too often left unasked. What is it like to spend your twilight years in a home? How do you know whether you’ve made the right choices? And what does it mean, in the end, to be happy? Anjuli Gunaratne, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong, talks to the author and artist about their collaboration, their inspiration for the book, the experience of ageing and how it is changing as we are living longer lives. Barbara Yelin and Thomas von Steinaecker will join virtually. In ENGLISH, and available online 24 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.
This event is hosted by the Goethe Institut.
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與歌德學院合作，我們很高興歡迎德國藝術家 Barbara Yelin 和小說家兼導演 Thomas von Steinaecker 討論他們在圖畫小說《The Summer of Her Life》中的合作。 故事講述的女主角Gerda Wendt從養老院的高齡開始，就回顧了她的早年生活並質疑她的選擇。 這本富有詩意，動人且深刻的圖畫小說努力解決常常被置之不理的問題。 在家中度過暮年的感覺如何？ 您怎麼知道您是否做出了正確的選擇？ 最後，快樂意味著什麼？ Anjuli Gunaratne 與作者和藝術家討論了他們的合作過程、書本的靈感、成長的經驗以及它可能會如何變化。該活動與歌德學院聯合舉辦。Barbara Yelin 和 Thomas von Steinaecker 將會線上參與。節目以英語進行, 中文字幕將於24小時後提供在線上觀看。
Featuring (click on author names to read more)
Barbara Yelin was declared ‘Best German-language Comics Artist’ at the International Comic Salon, Erlangen in 2016.
Thomas von Steinaecker has received numerous awards for his novels, comic books, documentaries and radio plays.
Anjuli Gunaratne is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong.