“The redeeming power of love is stronger than the corrupting power of hatred” Ben Elton

Ben Elton spoke to us about his new novel Two Brothers, the lasting importance of Remembrance Sunday and why art, and comedy, will always triumph over bullies, large and small.

You can buy Two Brothers at your local Waterstones bookshop (http://bit.ly/s6sdlu) or online at Waterstones.com (http://bitly.com/Z4P2YB)

 

5 thoughts on ““The redeeming power of love is stronger than the corrupting power of hatred” Ben Elton

  1. Ben Elton says (at 6.00) he thinks it was Primo Levi who said there can be no poetry after Auschwitz; and that he’s sure someone will write in to say it wasn’t Primo Levi.

    I found this link
    http://mindfulpleasures.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/poetry-after-auschwitz-what-adorno.html
    which says Theodor Adorno made the comment

    “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.”

    The website says it was in the 1949 essay, “Cultural Criticism and Society,” reprinted as the first essay in Prisms.

    I have not seen the book mentioned but there is a wider quotation on the website from the English translation by Samuel and Shierry Weber to put the comment in context.

    I hope this is helpful and I’m glad to have heard Ben’s interview. Power to his Muse and him.

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