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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Saturday 22 - Friday 28 March, 2008

Geert Wilders' anti-Islamic film "Fitna" was at its most effective before it was shown. The Dalai Lama owes his freedom to people who were ready to use violence, says Tibetan writer Jamyang Norbu. Italy's demise can also be read in the confused defeatism of its intellectuals. And a production of Berg's "Wozzeck" in Bern got off to a good start - until the conductor left the pit.
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Saturday 15 - Thursday 20 March, 2008

Historian Bogdan Musial reveals plans of the Soviet Union to take over the world, with Germany's help. Iraqi author Najem Wali sees no spring in sight for his homeland. Die Welt kisses the foot of the Carrerra-marble mountain that is Oslo's icy new opera house. Norwegian novelist Kjartan Flogstad portrays your average scythe-swinging, jet-setting Norwegian. And the literature at the Leipzig Book Fair is nothing on the tumoil currently engulfing the city.
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Saturday 8 - Friday 14 March, 2008

The FR outlines the career path of the musical soldier. Die Welt gazes out over Germany's war-torn literary landscape at the Leipzig Book Fair and sees budding health and bogus giants. On the 100th anniversary of Rowolt's first publication, one of its long-serving translators remembers the endless rug-filled meetings. And Romanian novelist Mircea Cartarescu defends the life force, money.
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Saturday 1 - Friday 7 March, 2008

Umberto Eco drops the book for the external hard drive. Sonja Margolina describes the Russian elections in a Russian lunatic asylum. The SZ sees class war in the Turkish headscarf dispute. Finland is being punished by the Frankfurt Book Fair for closing its Nokia factory in Bochum. And Japan is basking in the glory of a sky full of Michelin stars.


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