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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Hans Christoph Buch

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In the books written by Hans Christoph Buch, the sun often gleams from a blank sky...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Najem Wali

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In “The Invisible Cities” (“Le Città invisibili”), Italo Calvino wrote, “The hell of the living is not something that will be”. It is already here; it takes on real contours...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Petina Gappah

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Some rulers seem to live forever. Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe is one of them. Born in 1924, there seems to be no end to his almost 40-year-old regime. In Petina Gappah’s debut novel “The Book of ...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Gabriela Babnik

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

Multiple stories are interwoven in Gabriela Babnik’s Dry Season...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Zsófia Bán

Posted by Eszter Ureczky | | filed under: ,

Zsófia Bán is both a trespasser of cultural-geographical boundaries and a builder of bridges―between continents, races, genders and languages.

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Birgit Weyhe

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Foreign ‘guest workers’ also lived in the GDR. They came from socialist sister countries in the Third World...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Samantha Schweblin

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

“Then Sara got up, her ponytail shining on one side of her neck and then the other. She skipped to the cage, like a little girl. Her back to us, rising up on tiptoes, she opened the cage and took out ...

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Henning Mankell’s “The Antelopes”

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

For most of us, Henning Mankell is the father of the modern Swedish crime novel...

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