?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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Saturday 21 - Friday 27 June, 2008

Olivier Roy locates the roots of Islamic radicalisation in the West not the Koran. Slavenka Drakulic comments on the UN's decision to classify rape as a war crime. Peter Handke's love of Serbia is obscene says Jonathan Littell. Günther Verheugen and Jürgen Habermas argue about the Irish "no". Habermas meets Tariq Ramadan in Schloss Elmau. Writer and translator Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt slams the Parisian "Pleiade" publishers for including Ernst Jünger in their library of classics but not Thomas Mann.
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Saturday 14 - Friday 20 June, 2008

Richard Wagner, Jürgen Habermas and John Banville speak their minds on the Irish "no". Austrian writer Josef Winkler has won the prestigious Georg Büchner prize. Croatian literature has taken a civilising step backwards. Iranians are being told to stop drinking tea. And a French school teacher has identified Godot.
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Saturday 7 - Friday 13 June, 2008

Architect Jacques Herzog explains why you can't force democracy on China. Chinese writer Ma Jian believes Tiananmen Square should be remembered nevertheless. The NZZ opens its new series on radical Islamism with an ex-Islamist who asks: where are the martyrs of pluralism? And Turkey's participation at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair is a minor victory for civil society.
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Saturday 31 May - Friday 6 June, 2008

Sudanese translator Daoud Hari condemns the world's indifference and China's complicity in the killings in Darfur. The Berliner Zeitung picks apart the fake Euro2008 war that has kicked off in German and Polish tabloids. Anselm Kiefer is the first visual artist to win the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. And Rem Koolhaas seems to be having a go at the media for the enormous sums he is being paid by the Chinese regime.
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