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Lecture on José Carlos Mariátegui at the Ibero-American Institute

May 19th, 2014
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News from Berlin – On May 27th at 19:00, the lecture called "The First World War from a Latin American perspective" will take place at the Ibero-American Institute.

The literary scholar Dr. Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle highlights José Carlos Mariáteguis (1894-1930) picture of post-war European cultures and its consequences on his conception of the relationship between myth and revolution in his lecture.

The Peruvian José Carlos Mariátegui is primarily known as a major Marxist thinker in Latin America. He has especially explored the possibilities of a socialist revolution in the continent, concluding that such a revolution should evolve organically in Latin America on the basis of local conditions and practices, not the result of mechanically applying a European formula.

Mariátegui is not just an exraordinary thinker. Less well known are his cultural-critical works that arise in the context of his trip to Europe in the early 1920s during the European crisis after the First World War. He has also participated in the artistic avant-gardes as the post-war literature.

Ibero-American Institute is located in Mitte (Potsdamer Straße 37, 10785 Berlin), to go there you can take the U-Bahn or S-Bahn (U2, S1, S2, S25 lines - Potsdamer Platz station), the bus (N1 or N2 lines) or the tramway (M29, M48, M85 lines).

For more informations, please visit the webpage of the event : http://www.iai.spk-berlin.de/no_cache/en/events/program-of-events/veranstaltung/719.html

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