Book presentation

Poetry reading by Marcel Burger at Palazzo Vendramin Grimani

21 June 2022 — 6 p.m.
Tuesday 21 June, 6 p.m.
Event in French and English.

The Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro will host a four-voice reading of Swiss poet Marcel Burger's poetry collection The Argolida Chronicles_Là les Oiseaux on Tuesday 21 June at 6pm. The poet John Francis Phillimore will be the main narrator in English.

Marcel Burger, John Francis Phillimore, Marie-Christine Jamet and Kleret Detoledo will participate in the reading.

The Argolida Chronicles

In this collection a tragic chorus is heard. On the stage of Epidaurus, the singers recall the state of affairs and give meaning to the actions of the fallen kings. The Argolida Chronicles tells us this in the presence of a storyteller walking through a devastated world of lost souls, whose ground is littered with the corpses of swifts and swallows - or is this just a figment of his imagination? There, at the bend in the beach, we meet Ulysses and his wolf...

The author

Marcel Burger is a professor of linguistics at the University of Lausanne, a poet, a musician and a publisher. He lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Marcel Burger's poetry is made of sensitive revelations. The free forms express the poet's life experience, which he wants to elevate with simplicity to the rank of a universal song. Far from mannerism, the poems are composed of ordinary words, those of the "community", those that express the awareness of time as an absurd flight.

Burger's poetry is a rock song, an ode to life: it is made of the music of words, of the perspective of rhythm rather than of meaning. Les Chroniques d'Argolida is the eighth collection to be published.

The event will be held in French and English and will last approximately 40 minutes.

With the support of Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro, Pro Helvetia, Alliance Française and Casa delle Parole.

Free event upon reservation.