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“That’s our common enemy. Period. That’s it. End!” France’s Writers On the Terror in Paris/ Das ist unser gemeinsamer Feind. Punkt. Aus. Ende! Frankreichs Schriftsteller über den Terror in Paris

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

Three days after the terror attacks, on Monday, despite the continuing state of emergency, the French people returned to everyday life. Schools, shops, cinemas and concert halls are now open again. ...

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Islamists or Far-Right Extremists – Who Will be Hollande’s Successor?/ Islamisten oder Rechtsextremisten, wer wird Hollandes Nachfolger?

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

One and a half years before the French presidential elections the political climate in France is tense. Trust in François Hollande has long since ebbed away and a second term in office looks more ...

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The Happy Well-Read Troll Tavern/ Gostilna Pri veselem načitanem trolu

Posted by Aljoša Harlamov | | filed under: ,

The Slovenian novel began in a tavern. This doesn’t mean that Josip Jurčič wrote continuously drunk. (Although that is how most of early Slovenian poetry came to be.)

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Digitization boosts the literary selection at the libraries/ Digitaliseringen styrker de danske bibliotekers litteraturtilbud

Posted by Lise Vandborg | | filed under: ,

In times of digitization and a growing literary market of diversity, the libraries enforce the information and knowledge and access to literature. Digitization supports the literary conversation both ...

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Prix Goncourt 2015: Mathias Enard and/ und Boualem Sansal

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: , ,

It’s literary awards time – this week is France’s most important season for literary accolades. The Prix Goncourt goes to Mathias Enard for his novel Boussole and not to Algerian writer, Boualem ...

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The Migrants/ (Die) Migranten

Posted by A.L. Kennedy | | filed under: ,

When I first wrote this lecture a summary of my argument could have been – when art fails, there is cruelty, because cruelty in humans is caused by a lack of imagination. There are not enough human ...

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The world must be romanticized/ Die Welt muss romantisiert werden

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

The world must be romanticized. Only in this way will one rediscover its original senses.

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Third Day – The Digital “East” and “West”

Posted by László Szabolcs |

As announced, two main discussions at the European Literature Days were dedicated to the topic of literary trends and innovative developments in the digital field. They focused mostly on how new ...

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Trends, Bullshit and Recognition/ Trends, Bullshit und Erkenntnis

Posted by Peter Zimmermann |

No, I won’t make any more remarks about the weather. But if I were to put on a film critic’s mask, I could say a positive word about the perfectly illuminated setting and carefully thought through ...

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