Writing against disappearance ? Sa?a Stani?i?

Sa?a Stani?i?, who grew up in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany, writes regional novels of an unusual kind. His novel ?Vor dem Fest? was awarded the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair. ... more more

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In praise of the novel

Tuesday 13 September, 2005

"Humankind will prevail because, in spite of the accidents of history, the novel tells us that art restores the life in us that was disregarded by the haste of history." Carlos Fuentes' opening speech at the Fifth International Literature Festival Berlin pays tribute to Don Quixote and literature as a whole.
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