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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Friday 26 October, 2007

All the papers comment on a report by British journalist David Litchfield on the involvement of Margit von Batthyany - daughter of the German industrialist Thyssen family - in the World War II Rechnitz massacre. The taz sheds light on the difficult relationship between East German dramatist Heiner Müller and his West German politician father. And Die Zeit has heard Mark Andre's penetrating, sensual, anti-eloquent music at the Donaueschingen Musiktage.
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Friday 19 October, 2007

The FAZ enters caverns of the uncanny at the Courbet exhibition in Paris. Polish journalist Adam Krzeminski analyses how his government plays the history card. The taz sticks Grass moustaches on Chinese Communists as the great man turns 80. The Greeks emphasize the empty spaces to turn the screw on the British Museum. And in a production in Dresden, Woyzeck has joined the far-right.
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Friday 12 October, 2007

A literary leviathan of a week! What with the Frankfurt Book Fair, the German Book Prize and of course the Nobel Prize for Literature. Not to mention the first full German translation of Vassily Grossman's 1000-page epic of "Life and Fate" under Stalin.
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Saturday 29 September - Friday 5 October, 2007

Russian satirist Viktor Shenderovich describes the deathly stability under Putin. Amitav Ghosh expresses his faith in the Burmese monks. The Rugby World Cup has French philosophers weak at the knees. Günter Grass would do it all again, but not with the FAZ. Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke says his country is building its future at the price of its past. And Robert Wilson has introduced Japanese horror manga to the Threepenny Opera.
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