On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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Bombay: Hieronymus Bosch on acid

Monday 2 October, 2006

Policemen as chief Mafiosi, gangster bosses as Hollywood icons, politics run by religion and businesses run by fear: Bombay the mega-city of schizophrenias. An exercise in the art of the poisonous declaration of love by Ilija Trojanow.
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The puppet in the net

Monday 24 July, 2006

Year after year war is declared on the Mafia in Bulgaria, and each time it is ineffective. The Mafia has infiltrated society in Eastern Europe, and is on the verge of infecting the old EU countries as well. Because the Mafia in Bulgaria is not a part of the state: the state, instead, is a part of the Mafia. Writer Ilija Trojanow looks at the tangled web of crime and politics in his home country.
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