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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Rasha Khayat

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The favourite prediction about the ‘conflict of cultures’ is an ideological construct that quickly loses obvious meaning when applied to everyday life. Rasha Khayat concentrates on this theme in her ...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Tim Parks

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A central image in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India is the echo experienced in the Marabar Caves...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Jonas Lüscher

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Culture is a thin varnish covering the chasms of barbarianism. Disasters churn it up; they are the well-spring of contradictions: collective solidarity and unconventional force. Jonas Lüscher’s much ...

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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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An interview with translator Don Bartlett

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Don Bartlett has translated some of Norway’s most prominent and popular contemporary writers, including Jo Nesbø, Roy Jacobsen, Lars Saabye Christensen and Kjell Ola Dahl...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Gabriela Babnik

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

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CROWD Literature’s Omnibus Project

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CROWD Literature’s Omnibus project was a literary tour like few others, running from May to August in 2016, from the far north of Finland to the beaches of the Mediterranean in Cyprus...

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Copyright in Slovenia

Posted by Miha Mazzini | | filed under: ,

The biggest US companies ten years ago were ExxonMobil, General Electric, Microsoft, Citigroup and Bank of America. Today they are Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook...

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