Monday, November 13, 2006

Mosebach at the London Oratory

Just a reminder.

There will be an event at the London Oratory on 7th of December you may be interested in, the presentation of the English version of Martin Mosebach's book "Heresy of Formlessness" (see here). The presentation will be in St Wilfrid's Hall at the London Oratory.

Martin Mosebach, who will be present, is a well-known and award-winning German author who has published novels, stories, and collections of poems; he has also written scripts for several films, opera libretti, theatre, and radio plays. He is a regular contributor to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and also writes on art and literature for other newspapers and journals. e.g. after Pope Benedict's election, he wrote about him for the New York Times. Most recently, Mosebach has been awarded the Großer Literaturpreis der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste.

His book "Heresy of Formlessness" is a collection of essays on the liturgy and its recent reform not from the perspective of a theologian, but from the perspective of a literary writer. The book helped a lot to bring the debate on the liturgy into a wider public in Germany. An extract from it.

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