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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Pankaj Mishra

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

In the 1970s there was a classic French intellectual dispute between, on the one hand, the historian Fernand Braudel, who studied history from the point of view of the longue durée – developments ...

Monday Mo 28 28 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Monday Mo 28 28 16 2016 12 12 12 12 33 h PM | Read more

In search of the future age. Hungarian literature in transition

Posted by Wilhelm Droste | | filed under:

Hungarian society has been in a deep, bitter and narcissistic crisis for years; the nation is...

Thursday Th 24 24 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Thursday Th 24 24 16 2016 9 09 9 09 15 h AM | Read more

Laurent Mauvignier

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under:

Laurent Mauvignier is among France’s leading contemporary writers. Readers who take up one of his novels immediately notice that actually there is a quite exceptional narrator at work here. He gets ...

Monday Mo 21 21 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Monday Mo 21 21 16 2016 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

In or Out of Europe?

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under:

This isn’t Donald Trump talking about Mexico or UK immigration minister Robert Goodwill announcing the new wall at Calais...

Thursday Th 17 17 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Thursday Th 17 17 16 2016 10 10 10 10 47 h AM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Review of Rafael Cardoso

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Exile is a grave. Historical epochs, things and peoples vanish in it. Yet, often they are suddenly back in the public consciousness, if for example the ancestors open an old chest...

Monday Mo 14 14 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Monday Mo 14 14 16 2016 9 09 9 09 35 h AM | Read more

MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT / by Hans Christoph Buch

Posted by Hans Christoph Buch | | filed under: ,

It was Easter-time in 1968 when I first visited Haiti, which is often mistaken for Tahiti, sometimes even for Hawaii. “How much do we have to pay you, so you’ll finally stop writing about..

Thursday Th 10 10 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Thursday Th 10 10 16 2016 10 10 10 10 35 h AM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Daily Blogs / 6.11.

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

The “Frühling der Barbaren” or “Barbarians’ Spring” lasts all year round. It’s always...

Sunday Su 06 6 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Sunday Su 06 6 16 2016 3 03 15 15 34 h PM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Daily Blogs / 5.11.

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

Najem Wali tells me a story. In February, he was invited to Tunis with other European writers. The visit...

Sunday Su 06 6 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Sunday Su 06 6 16 2016 10 10 10 10 16 h AM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Daily Blogs / 4.11.

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

Last year, here in Spitz discussions revolved around the theme of the migrants – those writers who have left their homelands and mostly also...

Saturday Sa 05 5 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Saturday Sa 05 5 16 2016 8 08 8 08 41 h AM | Read more