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ELit Book-Tip: Giorgio Straten: “In Search of Lost Books”

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The term Borgesian is overused. I cannot help, however, applying it to this brief, enigmatic volume. Scratch out the celebrated authors’ names – among them Plath, Lowry and Benjamin; Hemingway, Byron ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Jukuta Alikavazovic - Avancée de la nuit

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Jukuta Alikavazovic ist in Frankreich bekannt für raffinierte Intrigen und ihre intensive Sprache. In ihrem neusten Roman, Avancée de la nuit geht es um Liebe, Krieg, Poesie, Erinnerung und ...

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ELit Book Tip: Aude Picault: “Ideal Standard”

Posted by Christian Gasser | | filed under: ,

Relationships, sex, women’s self-determination and disappointments – the French comic book author Aude Picault covers these topics in her graphic novel “Ideal Standard”.

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Blitzlichter auf Europa

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Famous and unknown

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Leïla Slimani, Nathacha Appanah, Atiq Rahimi … they have all come from the Francophone world and are leading writers in France. In their native countries, however, they are not yet as well known, ...

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Elit Booktip : Marion Messina, Faux Départ

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however, education means studying at a university, writing CVs and motivation letters, jobbing under fixed-term contracts and, for those who are lucky enough, working under a permanent contract. ...

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ELit Book Tip: Ulli Lust: “How I Tried to Be a Good Person”

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Ulli Lust, in her mid-twenties, an aspiring artist in Vienna, is in love with two men: Georg, the 20-year-old actor, with whom things have fizzled out in bed; and Kimata, the Nigerian refugee, with ...

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Camenisch and Grigorcea: Poetic Masterworks with Tantalizing Ruses

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Arno Camenisch are two leading voices for young Swiss literature. They both enjoy a good reception with the audience, and this is also because of their communicative appeal. On the other hand, at a ...

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Twelve Winning Authors 2017: European Union Prize for Literature

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As I work my way through an anthology – any anthology really – I almost always find myself struck less by the individual stories I’m reading and more by the overall picture that is painted; the set ...

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