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ELit Book Tip: Iris Wolff’s “So tun, als ob es regnet” – A Real Discovery

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

Those with abundant reading material for professional reasons know the sense of fatigue and occasional slight disappointment along ...

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A Form of Inner Exile: The poetry of Péter Závada

Posted by Mark Baczoni | | filed under: ,

Poetry is a form of inner exile, the poet Péter Závada recently told me. We were talking about his first two collections...

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ELit Book Tip: Eric Lambé and Philippe de Pierpont "Paysage après la bataille"

Posted by Christian Gasser | | filed under: ,

It’s not surprising, but then it’s totally surprising that “Paysage après la bataille” was awarded the best comic of the year prize in 2016 at the Angoulême International Comics Festival...

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CrimeFest 2017 – an Editor’s view of the International Crime Fiction Convention

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

There is a ‘no spoilers’ rule at CrimeFest. I would say it’s unwritten, as you won’t find it in any of the convention’s literature. However, during a panel she was moderating, crime writer Caro ...

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Dignity in Perilous Times: Arany is Worth His Weight in Gold

Posted by Wilhelm Droste | | filed under:

This year the Hungarians celebrate their greatest poet prince, and yet the world will scarcely notice. His name is János Arany. He was born two centuries ago, on 2 March 1817, in what was then ...

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Declaration on the Common Language

Posted by Saša Ilić | | filed under: ,

Zagreb – Sarajevo – Podgorica – Belgrade So far, thousands of citizens across the territory of the former Yugoslavia have signed the Declaration on the Common Language. This Declaration ruffled a ...

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ELit Book Tip: Róbert Milbacher’s The Virgin Mary’s Fiancé

Posted by Mark Baczoni | | filed under: ,

Let me develop that thought by looking at another recent Hungarian book, Róbert Milbacher’s The Virgin Mary’s Fiancé. Humour, for me, is almost never absent from life. It’s absent mostly in art – in ...

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ELit Book Tip: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

Sonja Hansen is forty-something, unhappy, single, a Danish translator of Swedish crime novels, living in bustling, modern Copenhagen, originally from remote, rural West Jutland. She decides to learn ...

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ELit Book Tip: Patrick Boucherons "Histoire mondiale de la France“

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

France’s election campaign was in full swing. The Conservatives and French far-right wing parties have done their best to bolster their ideas about national identity...

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ELit Book Tip: Juliana Kálnay’s strong debut “A House which is Deep in the Bones”

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

Novels can naturally be written about people who live on remote farms in the Markgraviate of Brandenburg or who spend their days in stately villas in even more elegant suburbs along the...

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