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The angst of growth/ Die Angst vor dem Wachstum

Posted by Christian Gasser | | filed under: ,

Picture the scene: your job is in an area that will have experienced growth – and more, and more growth – for almost twenty years. Yet, by now your biggest worry is nothing more than this boom

Thursday Th 30 30 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Thursday Th 30 30 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Murderous Identities/ الهويات القاتلة

Posted by Iman Humaydan | | filed under: ,

In 2008, I came to Paris from Lebanon to attend the annual Salon du livre, for a book launch and signing of my second novel, Wild Mulberries, which had at that time just been translated into French ...

Monday Mo 27 27 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Monday Mo 27 27 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

The Epic Theater of Thomas Piketty/ Epski teater Thomasa Pikettyja

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

Not long ago, it would have been unimaginable that one of the fastest selling out “performances” in a national theatre would be a lecture by an economist; that around a thousand people would buy ...

Thursday Th 23 23 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Thursday Th 23 23 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Why does it feel so difficult to throw books away?

Posted by Sam Sedgman | | filed under: ,

After recently moving house, and being confronted box by box with just how much stuff I seem to own, I found no trouble in joyfully throwing plenty of it away. But not my books. Though I threw out ...

Sunday Su 19 19 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Sunday Su 19 19 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

The Stuffed Barbarian/ Kitömött barbár

Posted by Ágnes Orzóy | | filed under: ,

In Claude Berri’s film Jean de Florette, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol, a city-dweller inherits a plot of land in fabulous Provence. Jean, played by Gérard Dépardieu, moves there with his wife ...

Friday Fr 17 17 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Friday Fr 17 17 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Sweden and the ebook/ Schweden und das E-Book

Posted by Karina Boehm | | filed under: ,

A gradual approach to the digital reader age.

Monday Mo 13 13 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Monday Mo 13 13 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

EURO STARS: The Rock Stars of European Literature

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

I do like a challenge. After all, I promote European literature in the UK!

Saturday Sa 11 11 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Saturday Sa 11 11 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Literary criticism and the content of literature/ Die Literaturkritik und die Inhalte der Literatur

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

In literature things are stated in such a special way that – to sum it up with a simple phrase – they cannot be re-translated one to one into our everyday language.

Friday Fr 10 10 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Friday Fr 10 10 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Hungarian Literature Online (blog in English and Hungarian)

Posted by Ágnes Orzóy | | filed under: ,

In 2004―that is, in ancient times, when online literary magazines were a relatively new phenomenon―I was working for the first Hungarian literary website, litera.hu. Litera pioneered a wholly new ...

Friday Fr 03 3 April Apr 04 4 15 2015 April Apr 04 4 Friday Fr 03 3 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more