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The Migrants/ (Die) Migranten

Posted by A.L. Kennedy | | filed under: ,

When I first wrote this lecture a summary of my argument could have been – when art fails, there is cruelty, because cruelty in humans is caused by a lack of imagination. There are not enough human ...

Wednesday We 28 28 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Wednesday We 28 28 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

The world must be romanticized/ Die Welt muss romantisiert werden

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

The world must be romanticized. Only in this way will one rediscover its original senses.

Monday Mo 26 26 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Monday Mo 26 26 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Third Day – The Digital “East” and “West”

Posted by László Szabolcs |

As announced, two main discussions at the European Literature Days were dedicated to the topic of literary trends and innovative developments in the digital field. They focused mostly on how new ...

Monday Mo 26 26 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Monday Mo 26 26 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Trends, Bullshit and Recognition/ Trends, Bullshit und Erkenntnis

Posted by Peter Zimmermann |

No, I won’t make any more remarks about the weather. But if I were to put on a film critic’s mask, I could say a positive word about the perfectly illuminated setting and carefully thought through ...

Sunday Su 25 25 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Sunday Su 25 25 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Day Two – Celebrating and Questioning the Concepts We Use

Posted by László Szabolcs | | filed under: ,

Being dedicated to the topic of “the migrant,” yesterday the various literary programs at the European Literature Day in Spitz revealed a rich collection of valuable insights and reflections on the ...

Saturday Sa 24 24 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Saturday Sa 24 24 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

With Iman Humaydan in Melk/ Mit Iman Humaydan in Melk

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

22.10.2015. An October morning in Melk is a good time for reflection. Under overcast skies the ‘executive suite’ of the Benedictine Abbey rising in its pastel yellow above the town gives a quiet ...

Friday Fr 23 23 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Friday Fr 23 23 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Day One – Struggling with Parallel Worlds

Posted by László Szabolcs |

I managed to arrive to Austria from Budapest quite uneventfully, the trains were on time, running smoothly, passengers around me chatting in several languages, as if nothing could ever disturb the ...

Friday Fr 23 23 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Friday Fr 23 23 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

The awkward subject of commitment/ Die schwierige Sache mit dem Engagement.

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

23.10.2015. All over the world (at least I think so) people enjoy talking about the weather. They mainly do so because grumbling about the weather is a constant, and there is no fear of any ...

Friday Fr 23 23 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Friday Fr 23 23 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Is the ebook boom already over?/ Ist der E-Book-Boom zu Ende?

Posted by Dirk Rumberg | | filed under: ,

In the week prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair the reports and rumours were amassing that the ebook market had reached its limits of expansion – at least for published titles. Widely divergent figures ...

Tuesday Tu 20 20 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Tuesday Tu 20 20 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Novels without fictions/ Romane ohne Fiktionen

Posted by Jürgen Ritte | | filed under: ,

As the French writer Patrick Deville occasionally muses his stories are basically “novels without fictions”. Deville is the author of brilliant continental investigations, reportages, historical ...

Monday Mo 19 19 October Oct 10 10 15 2015 October Oct 10 10 Monday Mo 19 19 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more