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Review of the European Literature Days 2018

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From the opening of the European Literature Days 2018 with Robert Menasse and Richard David Precht to the final matinee with Ilija Trojanow...

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European Literature Days 2018 | Day 4

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Accompanied by wonderful music from the “Contraston” trio, a chamber music ensemble from Budapest, whose creative repertoire includes both Baroque and Jazz, the European Literature Days 2018 draw to ...

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European Literature Days 2018 | Day 3

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It is Saturday afternoon and there is plenty of lively activity again at Schloss Spitz after the initial effects have been overcome of a long night drinking wine by some more than others. Yesterday, ...

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European Literature Days Day 02 – Back to school

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I was given full poetic licence for the presentation of this blog. Because – at least here in Spitz an der Donau, and in Krems and far beyond on all the small plots...

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European Literature Days 2018 | Day 1

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It is seven o’clock in the evening and the opening of the European Literature Days 2018 is imminent. We – that means almost 40 writers, filmmakers, editors, several creative artists and journalists...

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Only the Narrative is True 2

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In It's All True by Carmen Stephan the endless summer only lasts a moment. If only he hadn’t died … But Jacaré, the fisherman from north-eastern Brazil, disappears right at the beginning into the ...

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Only the Narrative is True 1

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Fairy tales generally promise a ‘happy ever after’ ending, almost an ‘endless summer’. This is exactly what the title of Madame Nielsen’s novel hints at. However, as with all fairy tales the same ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Alice Zeniter: “L’art de perdre – The Art of Losing”

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“You lose what is not communicated; it’s as simple as that”, according to Alice Zeniter’s fifth novel L’art de perdre – The Art of Losing. However, the 31-year-old writer didn’t wish to make it quite ...

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Family Affairs

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Families fuel literary inspiration like no other subject. Which youngster hasn’t come into conflict with parent’s values and expectations? Which couple has lived happily ever after without arguments? ...

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Family Affairs 2: Ilinca Florian

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Families fuel literary inspiration like no other subject. Which youngster hasn’t come into conflict with parent’s values and expectations? Which couple has lived happily ever after without arguments? ...

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