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Oskar Maria Graf: Rebel, global citizen, storyteller // The German Exile Archive 1933–1945 presents an exhibition by the Literaturhaus München (Munich House of Literature) in collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus// German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // 4 April to 7 September 2019

Rebel, global citizen and storyteller extraordinaire: the exhibition by the Literaturhaus München presents the Bavarian poet Oskar Maria Graf (1894–1967) as an international, cosmopolitan and yet rebellious author.
The exhibition focuses on his time in exile and the question of what constitutes the "true home". From 1933 to 1938, Graf lived in Vienna and Brno before emigrating to New York, whose diversity and vitality he loved. As an author of global literary repute, he wrote his most famous works while in exile – texts of great relevance in today’s global political climate and well worth re-discovering. At the same time, he maintained his links with “home”, particularly through his language but also through his appearance: he never stopped wearing his traditional Lederhosen, even on Fifth Avenue.

The exhibition by the Literaturhaus München in collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus is now visiting the German Exile Archive 1933–1945.

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Opening hours

Monday Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00–18:00
Wednesday 11:00–20:00
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Costs

Free admission

Venue

German Exile Archive 1933–1945 at the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main
Temporary exhibition area

Further information

Guided curator’s tour of the temporary exhibition

Press release

Contact

Phone: +49 69 1525-1987

Last update: 23.05.2019

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