?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 19 - Friday 25 July, 2008

Karadzic's successful hiding methods prompt the SZ to draw up a set of rules for war criminals living underground: rise early and travel to work by bus or train. The Bosnian writer Dzevad Karahasan remembers the thousands of lesser war criminals who are still living in impunity. Theatre director Ariane Mnouchkin has produced a number of short protest films against the Olympic Games in Bejing. And Berlin is still recovering from a breathless weekend of Obamarama.
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Saturday 12 - Friday 18 July, 2008

Romanian-German writer Herta Müller protests against the participation of former Securitate informants in the Berlin Summer Academy. Richard Wagner seconds her objections. South African writer Andre Brink explains why he remains loyal to his homeland. Spanish poet Marcos Ana remembers how he smuggled his first poem out of prison in a tube of toothpaste. Sociologist Gerhard Schulze examines the very real fears about nursing homes. And Algerian author Boualem Sansal egotistically pins his hopes on the democratising forces of the Mediterranean Union.
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Saturday 4 - Friday 11 July, 2008

German President Horst Köhler managed to be out of the room, when the Tibet question was raised. Author and Iranian regime critic Said explains why he was prevented from giving a reading in Berlin together with an Israeli colleague. The Russian cultural minister announces that the state will be commissioning major feature films to further the cause of patriotism. Mongolian shaman and author Galsan Tschinag reports on post-election protests in Ulan Bator. And Die Zeit portrays Chinese environmental activist Wu Lihong, who is sitting out a prison sentence.
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Saturday 28 June - Friday 4th July

Moscow curator Andrei Erofeyev has lost his job because of the negative effects of art on the mind. The SZ welcomes Fethullah Gülen as the world's top public intellectual and merrily waves goodbye to the Enlightenment in the process. Die Welt reads a black book of the French Revolution. Die Presse explains what the United Nations Human Rights Council understands by "abuse of freedom of expression". On Kafka's 125th birthday, the feuilletons heap praise on the second volume of Reiner Stach's biography. And Jonathan Franzen explains what he loves about Berlin: it's a shadow of its former self.
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