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Kafka’s ‘The Trial’ at The Young Vic: A sexed-up parable of modernity

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

As the actors took their bows, I applauded loudly, marvelling at the performance of Rory Kinnear as Josef K., a banker who is woken on his thirty-fifth birthday with the news of his arrest on ...

Monday Mo 31 31 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Monday Mo 31 31 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Book talk – yesterday and today/ Büchergespräche, gestern und heute

Posted by Lena Gorelik | | filed under: ,

I was sitting on the sofa chatting to two friends about books – those I’ve read and forgotten, and those I have to read and forget; about phrases that would stand the test of time, and stories that ...

Thursday Th 27 27 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Thursday Th 27 27 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Wrong and right – right or wrong?/ Falsch und richtig – richtig oder falsch? (1)

Posted by Anna Kim | | filed under: ,

On 5 July the following article appeared in all German-speaking newspapers:

Monday Mo 24 24 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Monday Mo 24 24 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Digital Horizons II. – Online Popularization of Poetry, Part 2

Posted by László Szabolcs | | filed under: ,

The second project is called “InstaVers,” and it is an Instagram-inspired initiative which aims to present and popularize contemporary poetic texts on the internet through social media.

Thursday Th 20 20 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Thursday Th 20 20 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Digital Horizons II. – Online Popularization of Poetry, Part 1

Posted by László Szabolcs | | filed under: ,

Poetry doesn’t sell too well nowadays. Perhaps it never did, really. Nonetheless, in the last two hundred years it was a highly popular cultural phenomenon, both for the elite and increasingly for ...

Monday Mo 17 17 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Monday Mo 17 17 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Beautiful Book Award/ Auszeichnung für schönste Bücher

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Every year in various European countries beautiful books are nominated for an annual award.

Thursday Th 13 13 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Thursday Th 13 13 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

An important discussion in Hungary: Novels on Holocaust, Part 1

Posted by Ágnes Orzóy | | filed under: ,

More than political speeches and formal acts, literature has an important role in sensitizing people to the suffering of others. Rather than doing that, however, the abundance of tear-jerker movies, ...

Monday Mo 10 10 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Monday Mo 10 10 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

An important discussion in Hungary: Novels on Holocaust, Part 2

Posted by Ágnes Orzóy | | filed under: ,

Published in English in 1989 by Macmillan, János Nyíri’s Battlefields and Playgrounds immediately became a success in the UK. However, this book is all but unknown in Hungary.

Thursday Th 06 6 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Thursday Th 06 6 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

The consequence of history: European poetry as representation of the modern nation

Posted by Steven J. Fowler |

Every nation’s literature contains within it multiplicities. Not only are definitions of these traditions based on approximations, that which has been recorded, assigned, that which has had the ...

Monday Mo 03 3 August Aug 08 8 15 2015 August Aug 08 8 Monday Mo 03 3 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more