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ELit Book-Tip: Aude Seigne: “Une toile large comme le monde”

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What reality lies behind the virtual medium of the Internet, and what would our world be without the ‘www’? Swiss writer Aude Seigne (32) tackles these questions in her novel Une toile large comme le ...

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ELit Booktip: Marianne Jungmaier - Sonnenkönige

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An Anti-Berlin Lifestyle Novel

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Literally Swiss – A Literary Cabaret

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Deborah Levy, a leading light of British literary culture, takes to the stage at London’s Tabernacle and declares that she has never visited Switzerland.

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Creative Criticism: Interview with Sophie Rabau

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Sophie Rabau is an instructor and researcher at Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris 3). In her work, she endeavours to apply critical invention, or ‘creative criticism’.

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Elit Booktip : Marion Messina, Faux Départ

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Coming-of-age stories seem to be enjoying a revival. Today, however, education means studying at a university, writing CVs and motivation letters, jobbing under fixed-term contracts and, for those ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Elizabeth Taylor: “Angel”

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Elizabeth Taylor (born in 1912 in Reading; died in 1975 in Penn) was overlooked as a writer for a long while, even in Great Britain. Too much a stranger to London and its literary circles, she ...

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ANTI-EUROPEAN ZONE - Strictly controlled identities in Serbia

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In the acclaimed film Stalker (1979) by Andrei Tarkovsky, the director uses a a metaphor of a mystical Zone to which one travels in order to face the unknown, namely to meet one’s own deepest desires ...

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ELit Book-Tip: Liv Strömquist: “The Fruit of Knowledge”

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Liv Strömquist’s “The Fruit of Knowledge” is a unique non-fiction book about female sexuality.

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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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