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Is The Political Making a Comeback?/ Kehrt das Politische zurück?

Veröffentlicht von Rainer Moritz | | abgelegt unter: ,

On Literature in 2015. It sounds so easy: you pick the most important novels, short stories and poetry editions from a year; you assess and evaluate them, and finally you say what these novels, short ...

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WOMEN ON THE EDGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Veröffentlicht von Katja Perat | | abgelegt unter: ,

I never belonged to the big fans of crime stories. I never knew the collected works of Agatha Christie by heart. When Stieg Larsson became a big thing, I did not even try hard enough to go to the ...

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

Veröffentlicht von Judith Vonberg | | abgelegt unter: ,

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 ...

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Beautiful Book Award/ Auszeichnung für schönste Bücher

Veröffentlicht von Beat Mazenauer | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

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

Veröffentlicht von Ágnes Orzóy | | abgelegt unter: ,

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, ...

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

Veröffentlicht von Ágnes Orzóy | | abgelegt unter: ,

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.

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

Veröffentlicht von Steven J. Fowler | | abgelegt unter: ,

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 ...

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Rainald Goetz: Reactions to the Georg Büchner Prize/ Reaktionen auf den Georg-Büchner-Preis

Veröffentlicht von Rainer Moritz | | abgelegt unter: ,

German-speaking countries have no shortage of literature prizes and scholarships. When sales trends for non-mainstream literature are falling, not rising, such awards are an increasingly important ...

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What is Austrian about Austrian literature?/ Was ist österreichisch an der österreichischen Literatur?

Veröffentlicht von Peter Zimmermann | | abgelegt unter: ,

In Austria, an audience attuned to culture gets indignant if Austrian writers are treated as German writers. This happens now and again – I last noticed it in Eva Menasse’s case in an anthology about ...

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