?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 20 - Friday 26 March, 2010

Die Zeit probes the "silence of the men" about the child abuse scandal at the Odenwaldschule. Die Welt looks at the silence of the West in response to Iran's "green movement". Christoph Schlingensief remembers the magic moments of his musical education under Wolfgang Wagner. Markus Martin meets Chinese poet Bei Dao, whose books are back on the Chinese market although he is not allowed home. And we learn why social networking is the only thing that can save us from the Matthew effect of the Google algorithm.
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Saturday 13 - Friday 19 March, 2010

The Feuilletons this week were preoccupied by two issues: child abuse by the Catholic Church, and (again!) copy-paste abuse by the young German writer Helene Hegemann. The FAZ looks back at the days when castration was considered an acceptable method of producing angelic voices. Die Zeit looks to the narcissistic principle of similarity in a patriarchal society for an explanation. On the eve of the Leipzig Book Fair, a list of German writers, Günter Grass and Christa Wolf among them, sign a petition against plagiarism - although, as we discover, Christa Wolf might be considered a pioneer in such matters herself.
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Saturday 6 - Friday 12 March, 2010

The Dutch author Hans Maarten van der Brink lists a number of contradictory reasons why his compatriots might give Geert Wilders their vote in June. Ai Weiwei defends his heavy surfing habit. Die Welt prints a reportage on the first ever critical edition of the Koran, coming to you from Potsdam. Mircea Cartarescu explains why he's too old to write poetry. And the taz and the NZZ report on reprisals against writers in Iran.
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Saturday 27 February - Friday 5 March, 2010

Having been apprehended on his way to the lit.cologne, Liao Yiwu sends his German readers a song for the dongxiao. Die Welt describes Ryszard Kapuscinski as a partisan writer who was prone to self-censorship. In the NZZ, Martin Pollack explains why he won't be translating the Kapuscinski biography into German - not becuase of its truths but because of its tone. The pianist Krystian Zimerman explains the difference between volume and dynamism. The FAZ bemoans the influence of the collector in today's art market. And Gunter Grass has opened his Stasi file.
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