?From the great beyond into the present? ? an interview with Jo Lendle

Hanser publisher Jo Lendle talks about gentle adjustments of languages and marketing strategies.... more more

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The dream of an apocalypticist

Friday, 31 July, 2009

In a footnote to his latest book, Timothy Garton Ash distances himself from the term "Enlightenment fundamentalism", which he had used in reference to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. John Gray picked up on the ammendment immediately and took him to task in The New Statesman. Perlentaucher editor Thierry Chervel is baffled by Gray's twisted pessimism.
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The triumph of Eerke, Juerke and Veeke

Tuesday 5 December, 2006

German painter Tomma Abts left for London twelve years ago. Her quiet, geometric paintings with Frisian names have just won her the Turner Prize. Morgan Falconer talked to her on the eve of award ceremony.
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Opera without angst

Wednesday 30. August, 2006

Elke Heidenreich is smitten by the Glyndebourne Festival in England and asks herself why can't Germans do this - enjoy the exquisite pleasure of opera without feeling obliged to analyse it to death?
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1966 revisted

Wednesday 31 May, 2006

In part three of our writers on the World Cup series, Andrew Anthony voices his convictions that England will do it again - and that, naturally, means a victorious showdown with the hosts.
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The medium is English

Monday 15 May, 2006

Are there British intellectuals? Are they better than the rest? Or do they just happen to be speaking the right language at the right time in the history of public debate? By Naomi buck
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Prospect's blunder

Monday 10 October, 2005

Prospect magazine's list of the world's top 100 public intellectuals speaks tellingly about the provincialism of today's global media, but says nothing about the ideas behind today's global world. By Arno Widmann
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German coverage of the London bombings

Friday 8 July, 2005

A small dossier on yesterday's terrorist attacks in London from the German point of view.
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Siebeck's superstars

Friday 1 July, 2005

Wolfram Siebeck rounds off his culinary cruise through London's eating establishments, provoked by the Guardian's somewhat Anglocentric list of the world's fifty best restaurants.
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The ultimate yuckerie

Wednesday 22 June, 2005

Wolfram Siebeck is staying on in London to work his way further down the recent Guardian list of the world's "fifty best restaurants".
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Snail porridge

Thursday 16 June, 2005

The English paper The Guardian has published a list of the top fifty restaurants in the world. Astonishingly - or perhaps not - 14 of them are in England. Germany's gourmet pope, Wolfram Siebeck, who brought a shimmer of elegance to the kitchens of post-war Germany, is not in complete agreement with the Guardian's choices. Here's his slightly critical take on The Fat Duck.
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"Ceci n'est pas le vide"

Thursday 9 June, 2005

An encounter with the artist of transience Tino Sehgal who, together with painter Thomas Scheibitz, will represent Germany at the Venice Biennale which opens to the public on June 12. By Sebastian Frenzel
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Identity in the lining

26 April 2005

A retrospective of the fashion designer Hussein Chalayan recently opened at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands. His clothes tell stories and reveal dreams of flying. By Mirja Rosenau
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