Permanent Exhibition »Soul«
Writing is the central focus of this permanent exhibit. Accompanied by time, its rhythm and its context. Fascinated by the sounds, images and spaces that are drafted on paper via language. Delighted through the powers of imagination that also give life to the objects of an archive, what makes this all so precious to us is soul.
The soul of an archive lies in its objects. With 280 objects selected from the estates of authors and scholars—comprising approximately 50 million pages, books and objects—the new exhibition entitled »Soul« invites you to discover the literary history of the twentieth century via the holdings of the German Literature Archive. All of the objects cross the borders between the visible and the invisible, between the objects themselves and the poetic realm that they inspire. Time is the constant companion of literary writing—between seemingly eternal expansion and the blink of an eye.