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ELit Book Tip: Fatma Aydemir’s debut novel “Ellbogen”

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

Is it possible, is it allowed? Can a convincing novel emerge when an author has barely gained perspective on current events? When she makes the characters think about Angela Merkel’s refugee policy ...

Monday Mo 27 27 March Mar 03 3 17 2017 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 27 27 17 2017 10 10 10 10 45 h AM | Read more

France is this year’s Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Buchmesse

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

France is this year’s Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Buchmesse. However, the recognition is not only for France, but also the French language including Francophone writers and publishers...

Monday Mo 20 20 March Mar 03 3 17 2017 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 20 20 17 2017 4 04 16 16 13 h PM | Read more

Post-Yugoslav Literature and Fragile Communities

Posted by Saša Ilić | | filed under: ,

Yugoslavia has disappeared, but its spirit continues to live in works of fiction being written in its former territories, spanning “from the River Vardar to the Triglav mountain”...

Monday Mo 13 13 March Mar 03 3 17 2017 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 13 13 17 2017 9 09 9 09 50 h AM | Read more

Note to the Newer Slovenian Film Adaptations

Posted by Gorazd Trušnovec | | filed under: ,

A brief overview of statistics shows that over 40% of all films produced between the inception of Slovenian cinematography after World War II and 1991 were literary adaptations. After Slovenia’s ...

Monday Mo 06 6 March Mar 03 3 17 2017 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 06 6 17 2017 8 08 8 08 35 h AM | Read more

ELit Book Tip: Olivier Bourdeaut’s surprise bestseller “Waiting for Bojangles”

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

France is in crisis – a social, economic and political crisis. The terror attacks have particularly deprived the French of some of their renowned joie de vivre...

Monday Mo 27 27 February Feb 02 2 17 2017 February Feb 02 2 Monday Mo 27 27 17 2017 9 09 9 09 05 h AM | Read more

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 – New French Literature 3

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

Monday Mo 20 20 February Feb 02 2 17 2017 February Feb 02 2 Monday Mo 20 20 17 2017 7 07 19 19 54 h PM | Read more

A nostalgic look back

Posted by Christian Gasser | | filed under: ,

From 26 to 29 January, the 44th Angoulême International Comics Festival was held in south-west France. This is the top event in the European comics world...

Monday Mo 13 13 February Feb 02 2 17 2017 February Feb 02 2 Monday Mo 13 13 17 2017 8 08 8 08 16 h AM | Read more

The Centre and the Periphery in Literary Translation

Posted by Renata Zamida | | filed under: ,

The Diversity Report 2016, conducted once more by the Austrian Association for cultural transfers (www.culturaltransfers.org is also the web page where you can download the Report for free), is a ...

Monday Mo 06 6 February Feb 02 2 17 2017 February Feb 02 2 Monday Mo 06 6 17 2017 12 12 12 12 46 h PM | Read more

The Fight for Europe. State of Exception, reloaded

Posted by Priya Basil | | filed under: ,

Words have been wielded aplenty to diagnose the EU’s poor state of health and write various prescriptions for treatment. But words have had little effect: the EU...

Thursday Th 02 2 February Feb 02 2 17 2017 February Feb 02 2 Thursday Th 02 2 17 2017 7 07 7 07 55 h AM | Read more

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 – New French Literature 2

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

She won the accolade of the Prix Goncourt in 2016: Leïla Slimani, aged 35, born and raised in Rabat, based since her eighteenth year in Paris where she works as a journalist and writer. She is the ...

Monday Mo 30 30 January Jan 01 1 17 2017 January Jan 01 1 Monday Mo 30 30 17 2017 9 09 9 09 15 h AM | Read more
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