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ELit Book Tip: Joachim Scherf: “Cette nuit”

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

In January, when Joachim Schnerf published his novel “Cette nuit” – about Salomon, a Holocaust survivor, who must celebrate Jewish Passover for the first time without his late wife, Sarah – nobody ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Robert Prosser: “Phantome”

Posted by Markus Köhle | | filed under: ,

How do war, displacement and dislocation change a person? How can someone gain a foothold again where he has arrived now? What remains, what plays on one’s mind and what can never be forgotten again? ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Katharina Greve: “Das Hochhaus. 102 Etagen Leben”

Posted by Christian Gasser | | filed under: ,

The skyscraper as a microcosm: In “The Skyscraper. 102 Storeys of Life” German comic book writer Katharina Greve introduces one of the most original comics of the year.

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ELit Book-Tip: Kristine Bilkau: “Eine Liebe, in Gedanken”

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

Some books slip through the back door into their readers’ minds. Some books don’t need to make showy, grand gestures, or to demonstrate their authors’ skill on every page...

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ILIYA TROYANOV – The Charming ‘Collector of Worlds’

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Iliya Troyanov was born in Sofia in 1965. Aged six, he and his family fled to Germany where they were granted political asylum. Their journey was the start of a life in many different places: with ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Imre Oravecz: “A rög gyermekei (Die Kinder der Scholle)”

Posted by Gábor Csordás | | filed under: ,

Imre Oravecz’s third volume of his trilogy A rög gyermekei (Die Kinder der Scholle) has concluded an enterprise that continued for over twenty years. Although the first part of this trilogy was only ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Aude Seigne: “Une toile large comme le monde”

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

What reality lies behind the virtual medium of the Internet, and what would our world be without the ‘www’? Swiss writer Aude Seigne (32) tackles these questions in her novel Une toile large comme le ...

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ELit Booktip: Marianne Jungmaier - Sonnenkönige

Posted by Markus Köhle | | filed under: ,

An Anti-Berlin Lifestyle Novel

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Literally Swiss – A Literary Cabaret

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

Deborah Levy, a leading light of British literary culture, takes to the stage at London’s Tabernacle and declares that she has never visited Switzerland.

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Creative Criticism: Interview with Sophie Rabau

Posted by Léa Cassagnau | | filed under:

Sophie Rabau is an instructor and researcher at Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris 3). In her work, she endeavours to apply critical invention, or ‘creative criticism’.

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