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ELit Book Tip: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

Veröffentlicht von Rosie Goldsmith | | abgelegt unter: ,

Sonja Hansen is forty-something, unhappy, single, a Danish translator of Swedish crime novels, living in bustling, modern Copenhagen, originally from remote, rural West Jutland. She decides to learn ...

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ELit Book Tip: Patrick Boucherons "Histoire mondiale de la France“

Veröffentlicht von Katja Petrovic | | abgelegt unter: ,

France’s election campaign was in full swing. The Conservatives and French far-right wing parties have done their best to bolster their ideas about national identity...

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ELit Book Tip: Juliana Kálnay’s strong debut “A House which is Deep in the Bones”

Veröffentlicht von Rainer Moritz | | abgelegt unter: ,

Novels can naturally be written about people who live on remote farms in the Markgraviate of Brandenburg or who spend their days in stately villas in even more elegant suburbs along the...

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ELit Book Tip: Guy Delisle‘s Bestseller Gracphiv Novel “Hostage”

Veröffentlicht von Christian Gasser | | abgelegt unter: ,

The French-Canadian comic book author Guy Delisle landed a bestseller with his illustrations from international hot spots like “Pyongyang”, “Birma” or “Jerusalem”. In his latest book, “Hostage” he...

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The Unhappy Children of Central Europe

Veröffentlicht von Mark Baczoni | | abgelegt unter: ,

It seems to me that there’s a theme in recent Hungarian literature, the literature of writers who grew up mainly in the seventies, and that is the theme of the unhappy child.

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ELit Book Tip: Fatma Aydemir’s debut novel “Ellbogen”

Veröffentlicht von Rainer Moritz | | abgelegt unter: ,

Is it possible, is it allowed? Can a convincing novel emerge when an author has barely gained perspective on current events? When she makes the characters think about Angela Merkel’s refugee policy ...

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France is this year’s Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Buchmesse

Veröffentlicht von Katja Petrovic | | abgelegt unter: ,

France is this year’s Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Buchmesse. However, the recognition is not only for France, but also the French language including Francophone writers and publishers...

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Post-Yugoslav Literature and Fragile Communities

Veröffentlicht von Saša Ilić | | abgelegt unter: ,

Yugoslavia has disappeared, but its spirit continues to live in works of fiction being written in its former territories, spanning “from the River Vardar to the Triglav mountain”...

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Note to the Newer Slovenian Film Adaptations

Veröffentlicht von Gorazd Trušnovec | | abgelegt unter: ,

A brief overview of statistics shows that over 40% of all films produced between the inception of Slovenian cinematography after World War II and 1991 were literary adaptations. After Slovenia’s ...

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ELit Book Tip: Olivier Bourdeaut’s surprise bestseller “Waiting for Bojangles”

Veröffentlicht von Katja Petrovic | | abgelegt unter: ,

France is in crisis – a social, economic and political crisis. The terror attacks have particularly deprived the French of some of their renowned joie de vivre...

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