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Kosmopolis 2004

II International Literature Festival

Interview with Gao Xingjian

Kosmopolis 04 - The world of Gao Xingjian

An exclusive interview with Gao Xingjian produced specially for the exhibition "The World of Gao".

Mario Vargas Llosa

Wars at the 21st century

The author of such memorable novels as The Time of the Hero, Captain Pantoja and the Special Service, Death in the Andes or The Feast of the Goat, took part in the literature festival Kosmopolis 2004, where he gave his view of the wars that are laying waste to the 21st century.

Robert Coover

Kosmopolis 04. Cave Writing: Cave Writing: New Adventures in Mot-Town

Ever since his pioneering workshops in hyperfiction at Brown University in 1990-91 Robert Coover has reflected on the fate of the word in cyberspace in occasional articles which extend from The End of Books (1992) to Homeward Bound: Adventures in Mot-Town (2002). Illustrated with various audiovisual...

Kosmopolis 04. War: Past, Present and Future

Lecture by Joe Haldeman

If the only inevitable tings are "death and taxes", it's as well to ask oneself if the institution that unites them –war– is also inevitable. There are aspects of war which don't seem to have changed much from Troy to the Pentagon, but there are new factors, as encouraging as they are ...

Kosmopolis 06. Saying Isn't Enough

Poetic performance by Alejandro Jodorowsky

“Saying on its own isn’t enough, we have to change what we call ‘I myself’”. Alejandro Jodorowsky appears in one of his most intimate facets, that of a poet and creator of fables and short stories that can immerse us in “the impossible Present”. Using texts ...

Kosmopolis 04. The Future of Electronic Literature

Lecture by Theodor Holm Nelson

Current electronic documents and the hierarchical structure implicit in them have been restricted by different traditions. For Theodor Holm Nelson, creator of the Xanadu Project, this is a situation that has to be altered. Nelson predicts a future of many alternative documentary structures with a ...