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Is technology a help or a hindrance for writers?

Posted by Sam Sedgman |

The internet can be a real problem. Or at least that’s how many writers, including Zadie Smith and Nick Hornby, sometimes feel. They are two of a cohort of writers who confess to keeping their ...

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About Change and Digital Oblivion/ Változás – A frissítés mint felejtés

Posted by Szilárd Borbély | | filed under: ,

I am searching on the internet. I am searching for the word “change.” The most important change to shape the technology of research is the fact that now we always start with the internet. Myself ...

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Media Tax, Not TV Licence Fees/ Mediensteuer statt Fernsehabgabe

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Swiss citizens recently voted about new regulations for their radio and television licence fees. The result was an extremely close vote for a licence fee that, similar to the German model, is not ...

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Wrong and right – right or wrong?/ Falsch und richtig – richtig oder falsch? (3)

Posted by Anna Kim | | filed under: ,

Finally, I would like to speculate on three (almost) non-polemical (non-partisan) thoughts:

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WOMEN ON THE EDGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Posted by Katja Perat | | filed under: ,

I never belonged to the big fans of crime stories. I never knew the collected works of Agatha Christie by heart. When Stieg Larsson became a big thing, I did not even try hard enough to go to the ...

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Wrong and right – right or wrong?/ Falsch und richtig – richtig oder falsch? (2)

Posted by Anna Kim | | filed under: ,

Can a ‘wrong’ Austrian produce ‘right’ Austrian literature? I haven’t escaped this question so far. It seems to be a genuine ‘questionable case’ (Fragefalle), or a ‘trap’ question (Fallenfrage).

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The E-Book Market: How English is Displacing Smaller Languages

Posted by Renata Zamida | | filed under: ,

Used in item listings and search results. What do e-books mean in the context of preserving “lesser used languages”? Practically nothing. Whoever works in the book industry knows what the wider used ...

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