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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A nostalgic look back

Veröffentlicht von Christian Gasser | | abgelegt unter: ,

From 26 to 29 January, the 44th Angoulême International Comics Festival was held in south-west France. This is the top event in the European comics world...

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The Centre and the Periphery in Literary Translation

Veröffentlicht von Renata Zamida | | abgelegt unter: ,

The Diversity Report 2016, conducted once more by the Austrian Association for cultural transfers ( is also the web page where you can download the Report for free), is a ...

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The Fight for Europe. State of Exception, reloaded

Veröffentlicht von Priya Basil | | abgelegt unter: ,

Words have been wielded aplenty to diagnose the EU’s poor state of health and write various prescriptions for treatment. But words have had little effect: the EU...

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