Select Page

‘Breath of the World’ public talk set for Wednesday

‘Breath of the World’ public talk set for Wednesday

The Goethe Institut and the Namibia Scientific Society will be hosting a public talk by Stefan Bollmann on 1 February at 19:00 at the Namibia Scientific Society, titled ‘The Breath of the World. Johann Wolfgang Goethe and the Experience of Nature’.

The Society in a statement released last week said that Bollmann in ‘The Breath of the World. Johann Wolfgang Goethe and the Experience of Nature’, takes the audience on a journey through Italy, Switzerland, and as far as the Harz Mountains, alongside the naturalist Goethe.

“Based on his observations of nature and anatomical examinations, Bollmann shows his audience what lessons and inspirations they can still draw today from Goethe’s sensually vivid perceptions of nature,” they added.

Stefam Bollmann was born in 1958 and studied literature, history, and philosophy before writing a Ph.D. thesis on Thomas Mann. In 1998 he gave up his job as a university lecturer to work in publishing and writing. With his best-selling, Women Who Read Are Dangerous and Women Who Read Are Dangerous and Clever he looked into how the culture of reading has changed.

Bollmann’s books have been translated into sixteen languages, including English, and sold almost half a million copies.


 

About The Author

Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.