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WRITER IN EXILE

Veröffentlicht von Saša Ilić | | abgelegt unter: ,

“Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.” This sentence by Franz Kafka could open any story on literature and exile, ...

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ELit Book Tip: Seed by Joanna Walsh

Veröffentlicht von West Camel | | abgelegt unter: ,

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Enard and Karahasan Two Contrasting and Complementary Views

Veröffentlicht von Beat Mazenauer | | abgelegt unter: ,

Mathias Enard and Dževad Karahasan present a sympathetic, albeit contrasting view of the Orient and of Oriental culture. This is one reason why they have been frequent guests at the European ...

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ELit Book Tip: Dóra Elekes, Mother and the Ginns

Veröffentlicht von Mark Baczoni | | abgelegt unter: ,

In this book, the Ginns come out of a bottle and never go back in. Instead, they go into the narrator’s alcoholic mother, taking control of her totally. Dóra Elekes’ book is about that experience ...

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ELit Book Tip: Maryam Madjidi, Marx et la poupée

Veröffentlicht von Katja Petrovic | | abgelegt unter: ,

For a long time, Maryam Madjidi, the Franco-Iranian writer, didn’t know how she should narrate her “Persian stories”. Last autumn, the 37-year-old author turned them into a novel. Marx et la poupée ...

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ELit Book Tip: Lana Lux’s Novel "Kukolka"

Veröffentlicht von Lena Gorelik | | abgelegt unter: ,

When you read enthralling books, there is always this moment when the novel is no longer just a novel. Take for example reading on a train: you look up in amazement to notice that you just missed the ...

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ELit Book Tip: Dominique Goblets Graphic Novel "Pretending is Lying"

Veröffentlicht von Christian Gasser | | abgelegt unter: ,

In “Pretending is Lying” the Belgian comic artist Dominique Goblet illustrates the abysses of her childhood and comes up with some striking images.

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ELit Book Tip: OCTOBER: THE STORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION BY CHINA MIÉVILLE

Veröffentlicht von West Camel | | abgelegt unter: ,

China Miéville’s fiction output outnumbers his nonfiction by about three to one. So, while his political and academic credentials ...

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ELit Book Tip: Iris Wolff’s “So tun, als ob es regnet” – A Real Discovery

Veröffentlicht von Rainer Moritz | | abgelegt unter: ,

Those with abundant reading material for professional reasons know the sense of fatigue and occasional slight disappointment along ...

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A Form of Inner Exile: The poetry of Péter Závada

Veröffentlicht von Mark Baczoni | | abgelegt unter: ,

Poetry is a form of inner exile, the poet Péter Závada recently told me. We were talking about his first two collections...

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