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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Hans Christoph Buch

Veröffentlicht von Beat Mazenauer | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

Veröffentlicht von Beat Mazenauer | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

Veröffentlicht von Beat Mazenauer | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

Veröffentlicht von Judith Vonberg | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Robert Menasse

Veröffentlicht von Katja Petrovic | | abgelegt unter: ,

In 2012, Robert Menasse’s essay Der Europäische Landbote. Die Wut der Bürger und der Friede Europas was published (trans. Craig Decker as “Enraged Citizens, European Peace and Democratic Deficits”). ...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Zsófia Bán

Veröffentlicht von Eszter Ureczky | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

Veröffentlicht von Christian Grasser | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

Veröffentlicht von Judith Vonberg | | abgelegt unter: ,

“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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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Anton Kannemeyer

Veröffentlicht von Christian Gasser | | abgelegt unter: ,

Anton Kannemeyer alias Joe Dog, a white South African, is just as controversial as he is popular in his home country. In comics, caricatures...

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Henning Mankell’s “The Antelopes”

Veröffentlicht von Judith Vonberg | | abgelegt unter: ,

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

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