?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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Friday 26 September 2008

Actor Moritz Bleibtreu tells how playing RAF terrorist Andreas Baader like he was could only result in comedy. Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding and Michael Boder have conducted Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Groups for Three Orchestras" like a flight in a helicopter. Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov explains why Berlin's urinals are different from Bulgaria's. And Uwe Tellkamp's thousand page novel "Der Turm" about a small GDR elite has hit reviewers like a bombshell.
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Friday 19 September, 2008

The FR castigates the Germans for being so nuts about Obama when they've never elected so much as a Turkish mayor. Author and entrepeneur, Ernst-Wilhelm Händler, declares that it's not capitalism that has failed but the state. Andrzej Stasiuk spent his holidays in the Russian steppes where unlimited space felt penal. The NZZ sings a swan song for German theatre's Utopian dreams and the SZ bids farewell to the man who put the fun back into New Music.
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Friday 12 September, 2008

Ukrainian author Oksana Zabuzhko remembers the mass grave in the forest of Bykivnya, where the bodies are inscribed with "the Russian signature". Marcia Pally lists a string of dirty wars waged by the Democrats. The SZ praises "Gomorrah" the Mafia film with no Godfatherly glamour. Georgian writer Dato Barbakadze tells Russian intellectuals to raise their voices in protest. And the Tagesspiegel celebrates the very un-McKinseyan ethos of Cern.
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Friday 5 September, 2008

Jungle World investigates academic anti-Semitism and Jewish self-hatred with Theodor Lessing. It also looks at Gaussian distribution as an instrument of suppression. Christoph Schlingensief talks about his stay in the first station of hell. The feuilletons are relieved to finally close the chapter on the Bayreuth war of succession. And Andreas Dresen's film "Cloud 9" ushers in the grey phase of the sexual revolution.
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