Is poetry the winner?/ Lyrik gewinnt?

Veröffentlicht von Beat Mazenauer | | abgelegt unter: ,

The surprise was universal. Nominations for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize already left a lot of people wondering about a poetry volume being shortlisted among the year’s top five books. Now, precisely ...

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Which books are hits on the web/ Welche Bücher das Web bewegen

Veröffentlicht von Henning Kornfeld | | abgelegt unter: ,

The American doctor William Davis wouldn’t touch bread, biscuits or pizza with a barge pole: his mantra is that wheat is unhealthy and makes you fat. Davis’s message resonates in Germany: this ...

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Žižek or the Spectacle of Everyday Life/ Žižek ali spektakularnost vsakdanjega

Veröffentlicht von Manca G. Renko | | abgelegt unter: ,

It would be very difficult for me claim to have ever been infused by a feeling similar to national pride. I love Ljubljana; I like the fact that I can be in Trieste in one hour, in Zagreb in two, in ...

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Are you paying attention? How social networks are changing how we read

Veröffentlicht von Sam Sedgman | | abgelegt unter: ,

Reading a book is refreshingly anti-social. It’s hard to read a book when someone is talking to you. It’s hard to read a book when you’re thinking about something else. It’s one of the few artforms ...

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Angoulême 2015 – Breath of nostalgia/ Windhauch der Nostalgie

Veröffentlicht von Christian Gasser | | abgelegt unter: ,

The Angoulême International Comics Festival is the mecca of the comic scene.

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Blooming deserts in need/ Die Not der blühenden Wüsten

Veröffentlicht von Walter Grond | | abgelegt unter: ,

After Amazon’s takeover of the US website “Goodreads”, the owners of the Holzbrinck-financed online books website “Lovelybooks” reacted extremely calmly. This is a typical reaction in this sector. ...

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Anticipating the Leipzig Book Fair/ Vor der Leipziger Buchmesse

Veröffentlicht von Rainer Moritz | | abgelegt unter: ,

When the Leipzig Trade Fair’s impressive Glass Hall was officially opened in the mid-1990s, it was in the stars what this investment would mean for the Leipzig Book Fair.

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What we buy – what we read – and (perhaps) future writing style/ Was wir kaufen – was wir lesen– und wie (vielleicht) künftig geschrieben wird

Veröffentlicht von Dirk Rumberg | | abgelegt unter: ,

Unread (or unfinished) books sit accusingly on the bookshelf – “Ulysses” and “Moby Dick”, Büchner’s “Lenz” and Tellkamp’s “Turm” (“The Tower”). These titles may appeal to some buyers mainly as ...

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