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Only the Narrative is True 1

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

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”

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

“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

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

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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