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European Literature Days 2017 | Day 3

Posted by Rasha Khayat | | filed under: ,

After an eventful first day with plenty of topics to discuss, Saturday in Spitz happily continued at a gentler and more relaxed pace. Yet the programme was no less engaging.

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European Literature Days 2017 | Day 2

Posted by Rasha Khayat | | filed under: ,

The first day’s programme here in Spitz was packed full to bursting. That doesn’t make the task of this chronicle writer any easier to give a retrospective account of the high-calibre panel ...

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European Literature Days 2017 | Opening event

Posted by Rasha Khayat |

A spectre is haunting Europe – a spectre of “fear”. This is the headline theme for this year’s European Literature Days that were opened on Thursday evening at the Minoritenkirche in Krems.

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Leif Randt and Jaroslav Rudiš - Designed Feelings, Abandoned Worlds

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

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Elif Shafak

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

This year’s “Austrian Book Trade Honorary Award for Tolerance in Thought and Action” (Ehrenpreis des Österreichischen Buchhandels für Toleranz in Denken und Handeln) will be presented during the ...

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WRITER IN EXILE

Posted by Saša Ilić |

“Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.” This sentence by Franz Kafka could open any story on literature and exile, ...

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ELit Book Tip: Seed by Joanna Walsh

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

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Enard and Karahasan Two Contrasting and Complementary Views

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Mathias Enard and Dževad Karahasan present a sympathetic, albeit contrasting view of the Orient and of Oriental culture. This is one reason why they have been frequent guests at the European ...

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ELit Book Tip: Dóra Elekes, Mother and the Ginns

Posted by Mark Baczoni | | filed under: ,

In this book, the Ginns come out of a bottle and never go back in. Instead, they go into the narrator’s alcoholic mother, taking control of her totally. Dóra Elekes’ book is about that experience ...

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ELit Book Tip: Maryam Madjidi, Marx et la poupée

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

For a long time, Maryam Madjidi, the Franco-Iranian writer, didn’t know how she should narrate her “Persian stories”. Last autumn, the 37-year-old author turned them into a novel. Marx et la poupée ...

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