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"European crisis, avant-garde and post-war cultures by José Carlos Mariátegui” Conference in Berlin

May 22nd, 2014
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News from Berlin - On Tuesday, May 27th, at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Simón-Bolívar-Saal; Potsdamer Str. 37; 10785, Berlin)  will be held a conference called "European crisis, avant-garde and post-war cultures by José Carlos Mariátegui”.

José Carlos Mariátegui La Chira was born on the 14th of June 1894 and was a Peruvian journalist, political philosopher, and activist. He used to be a prolific writer before his early death on the 16th of April 1930, at age 35.

Mariátegui is considered as one of the influential Latin American socialists of the 20th century. His most famous work is probably the ‘Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality’, published in 1928, which is still a very popular book in South America.

Mariátegu was an avowed, self-taught Marxist. He insisted that a socialist revolution should evolve organically in Latin America on the basis of local conditions and practices, not the result of mechanically applying a European formula.

Guest speaker for the conference will be Dr. Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle, professor for literature and culture studies at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut.

This event is organised by the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, in cooperation with the Lateinamerika - Institut der Freien Universität Berlin and the Einstein Stiftung Berlin. To reserve your place at this event, contact 030-266451500, iai@iai.spk-berlin.de, or www.iai.spk-berlin.de.

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