Book Launch: »Eine Arbeiterin: Leben, Alter und Sterben«

Book presentation by and with Didier Eribon
Didier Eribon in conversation with Vanessa Vu
Read by Thomas Bading

Stage B

03/24/2024, 12.00
In French with simultaneous translation into German

Didier Eribon had actually planned to visit his mother regularly after she moved into a care home, but she died a few weeks later. As in »Return to Reims«, this turning point becomes the starting point for the author's journey into the past. His new book relentlessly exposes the extent to which politicians have long suppressed the scandalous situation of many elderly people. Using impressive episodes and touching memories, he shows how important family and origins are for our identity. The sociologist unfolds a portrait of a lost world: the French working class - with its concerns, its solidarity, its prejudices.