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Robert Menasse in Conversation with Arlinda Dudaj

Book presentation
German; Albanian

We are very pleased that the successful Austrian author Robert Menasse will present his current book "The Expansion" in conversation with his Albanian publisher Arlinda Dudaj at the international bookshop Adrion on 5 October at 6 pm.


About the book Die Erweiterung / The Expansion

Two brothers, not physical brothers but "blood brothers", bound by an oath they took in the Polish underground struggle against the communist regime, go their separate ways after its collapse. One, Mateusz, rises to the highest offices and eventually becomes Polish prime minister. The other, Adam, makes a career for himself in the European Commission after Poland's accession to the EU; in Brussels he is responsible for enlargement policy. While preparations for the Western Balkans Conference in Poznan, Poland, are in full swing, Adam asks Mateusz for support, but Mateusz begins to undermine Albania's application for membership. What was once a deep bond turns into an irreconcilable enmity of European dimensions. The two meet again on a cruise on the SS Skanderbeg organised by the Albanian prime minister, to which he has invited all the heads of government of the Balkan states, the EU foreign ministers and all the representatives of the European Union. What happens then is far beyond their control.

German Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag, Albanian Publisher: Botimet Dudaj


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