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Family Affairs 1: Marie-Jeanne Urech

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Families fuel literary inspiration like no other subject. Which youngster hasn’t come into conflict with parent’s values and expectations? Which couple has lived happily ever after without arguments? ...

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ELit Book-Tip: David Lopez: FIEF

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

David Lopez’s suburban novel FIEF incorporates everything that this material calls for: boxers, rappers, plenty of drugs and a little Voltaire. This turns into a sensitive mixture that has hit a ...

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THE POET AT THE CONFLUENCE OF CAPITAL

Posted by Saša Ilić | | filed under: ,

Dies ist das zentrale Gedicht des Hauptzyklus (“Kapitalismus”) im neuesten Gedichtband von Petar Matović (*1978, Užice), der unter dem Titel Iz srećne republike (Aus der glücklichen Republik) vom ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Simone Hirth: “Lied über die geeignete Stelle für eine Notunterkunft”

Posted by Markus Köhle | | filed under: ,

Simone Hirth’s debut novel “Lied über die geeignete Stelle für eine Notunterkunft” is a particularly eye-catching contribution

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ELit Book Tip: Joachim Scherf: “Cette nuit”

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

In January, when Joachim Schnerf published his novel “Cette nuit” – about Salomon, a Holocaust survivor, who must celebrate Jewish Passover for the first time without his late wife, Sarah – nobody ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Robert Prosser: “Phantome”

Posted by Markus Köhle | | filed under: ,

How do war, displacement and dislocation change a person? How can someone gain a foothold again where he has arrived now? What remains, what plays on one’s mind and what can never be forgotten again? ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Katharina Greve: “Das Hochhaus. 102 Etagen Leben”

Posted by Christian Gasser | | filed under: ,

The skyscraper as a microcosm: In “The Skyscraper. 102 Storeys of Life” German comic book writer Katharina Greve introduces one of the most original comics of the year.

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ELit Book-Tip: Kristine Bilkau: “Eine Liebe, in Gedanken”

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

Some books slip through the back door into their readers’ minds. Some books don’t need to make showy, grand gestures, or to demonstrate their authors’ skill on every page...

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ILIYA TROYANOV – The Charming ‘Collector of Worlds’

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Iliya Troyanov was born in Sofia in 1965. Aged six, he and his family fled to Germany where they were granted political asylum. Their journey was the start of a life in many different places: with ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Imre Oravecz: “A rög gyermekei (Die Kinder der Scholle)”

Posted by Gábor Csordás | | filed under: ,

Imre Oravecz’s third volume of his trilogy A rög gyermekei (Die Kinder der Scholle) has concluded an enterprise that continued for over twenty years. Although the first part of this trilogy was only ...

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