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Rasende Lektüren!

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Der Wille ist stark, allein die Zeit ist kurz. Wer kann schon alles lesen, was er oder sie lesen möchte! Eine neue Technik verspricht nun Rettung: Spritz „Spritz’s mission is to change the way people ...

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Quality of literature/ Qualität der Literatur

Posted by Vea Kaiser | | filed under: ,

Translations are like fashion: what’s popular at one moment can change later on.

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Absurdity of the translation world/ Absurdität der Übersetzungswelt

Posted by Vea Kaiser | | filed under: ,

In a presentation at the European Literature Days 2013, the Slovenian author Andrej Blatnik focused on the absurdity of the translation world.

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An Indian Summer For Book Lovers

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

Life is always good for book-lovers. We live in a state of constant excitement. There are always new books, always some gossipy book news and always old books to read anew.

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Wie kapitalintensiv ist Lesen?

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

In seinen Frankfurter Poetikvorlesungen “Der Leser. Das Erzählen” (1982) zeichnet Peter Bichsel ein verführerisches Bild des Lesers. Lesende sind subversiv, lautet die Quintessenz, weil sie sich von ...

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Reading Parlour/ Lesestube ELit 2014

Posted by Rüdiger Wischenbart | | filed under: ,

How we read – or how we write, too – is subject to continuous change, just as the social and cultural environment that is framing our habits and approaches.

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‘Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business’. (Winston Churchill)

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

If you’re a politician in Britain today everything is political. Even your holidays. Whether you even go on holiday. Who with (Silvio Berlusconi is not a good idea. Cf. Mr Blair). What you wear ...

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ENJOYING A EUROPEAN HEATWAVE

Posted by Rosie Goldsmith | | filed under: ,

For once we in the UK share something positive with the rest of Europe: we’re enjoying a heatwave! But in spite of our generally Eurosceptic tendencies in the UK, I am happy to announce that we are ...

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