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ELit Dossier January to March/ Jänner bis März 2015

Posted by Walter Grond |

In addition to reviews, trends and discussions about European literature, the ELit Observatory for European contemporary literature 2015 focuses on two areas of special interest – “Innovations in the ...

Sunday Su 29 29 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Sunday Su 29 29 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Is poetry the winner?/ Lyrik gewinnt?

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

The surprise was universal. Nominations for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize already left a lot of people wondering about a poetry volume being shortlisted among the year’s top five books. Now, precisely ...

Friday Fr 27 27 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Friday Fr 27 27 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Which books are hits on the web/ Welche Bücher das Web bewegen

Posted by Henning Kornfeld | | filed under: ,

The American doctor William Davis wouldn’t touch bread, biscuits or pizza with a barge pole: his mantra is that wheat is unhealthy and makes you fat. Davis’s message resonates in Germany: this ...

Monday Mo 23 23 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 23 23 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Žižek or the Spectacle of Everyday Life/ Žižek ali spektakularnost vsakdanjega

Posted by Manca G. Renko | | filed under: ,

Friday Fr 20 20 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Friday Fr 20 20 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Are you paying attention? How social networks are changing how we read

Posted by Sam Sedgman | | filed under: ,

Reading a book is refreshingly anti-social. It’s hard to read a book when someone is talking to you. It’s hard to read a book when you’re thinking about something else. It’s one of the few artforms ...

Monday Mo 16 16 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 16 16 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Angoulême 2015 – Breath of nostalgia/ Windhauch der Nostalgie

Posted by Christian Gasser | | filed under: ,

The Angoulême International Comics Festival is the mecca of the comic scene.

Friday Fr 13 13 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Friday Fr 13 13 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Blooming deserts in need/ Die Not der blühenden Wüsten

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under: ,

After Amazon’s takeover of the US website “Goodreads”, the owners of the Holzbrinck-financed online books website “Lovelybooks” reacted extremely calmly. This is a typical reaction in this sector. ...

Monday Mo 09 9 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 09 9 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Anticipating the Leipzig Book Fair/ Vor der Leipziger Buchmesse

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

When the Leipzig Trade Fair’s impressive Glass Hall was officially opened in the mid-1990s, it was in the stars what this investment would mean for the Leipzig Book Fair.

Friday Fr 06 6 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Friday Fr 06 6 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

What we buy – what we read – and (perhaps) future writing style/ Was wir kaufen – was wir lesen– und wie (vielleicht) künftig geschrieben wird

Posted by Dirk Rumberg | | filed under: ,

Unread (or unfinished) books sit accusingly on the bookshelf – “Ulysses” and “Moby Dick”, Büchner’s “Lenz” and Tellkamp’s “Turm” (“The Tower”). These titles may appeal to some buyers mainly as ...

Monday Mo 02 2 March Mar 03 3 15 2015 March Mar 03 3 Monday Mo 02 2 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more