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Laurent Mauvignier

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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 ...

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In or Out of Europe?

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

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Rafael Cardoso

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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...

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MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT / by Hans Christoph Buch

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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..

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European Literature Days 2016: Daily Blogs / 6.11.

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

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European Literature Days 2016: Daily Blogs / 5.11.

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

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European Literature Days 2016: Daily Blogs / 4.11.

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

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Mathias Enard

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The two main characters, Sarah and Franz, meet at Schloss Hainfeld*, which 180 years ago was home to the Orientalist Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. Both protagonists ...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Ulrike Guérot

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All those who may now feel caught in a dreadful predicament – on the one hand, wanting to embrace the necessity of a united Europe, while on the other no longer finding any arguments to defend the EU ...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Peeter Helme

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What happens when two people meet, look at each other and know that from now on they will stay together, that they want to talk, to be intimate and to love each other? ...

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