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A Portrait of Life After War

A Portrait of Life After War

You have heard about the terrible war in ex- Yugoslavia between 1991 and 1999. You have read about it, maybe tried to understand it. You heard sad stories and saw shocking pictures. Maybe you’ve seen movies about it – like Angelina Jolie’s 2011 film In the Land of Blood and Honey that takes on the […]

Book Review: Upriver With Nick Thorpe

Book Review: Upriver With Nick Thorpe

“These are the stories of the people of the Danube, and their dark dreamy river,” announces Nick  Thorpe at the beginning of a work…

Book Review: The Passage to Europe

Book Review: The Passage to Europe

Luuk van Middelaar has produced a superb, eloquent study of the European Union that is essential reading for anyone endeavouring to fathom how the EU’s…

Book Review: Deconstructing Karl Kraus

Book Review: Deconstructing Karl Kraus

It has to be an event when a writer who is “arguably America’s greatest living novelist” (so says the dust jacket blurb) goes to great…

Book Review: Post Cold War Austria

Book Review: Post Cold War Austria

Reviewing edited collections of essays is notoriously difficult. In this case, it is especially challenging because Austria’s International Position after the End of the Cold…

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Far From Flanders Fields

On 28 June 1914, the shots were fired that killed…

Keys To The City

Sunday Shopping

It’s 17:45 on a Saturday afternoon, and the fridge is…

World of Books

Literary Events: October 2013

VIENNA LIT BOOK GROUP This month, Vienna Lit’s book group reads The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. This is Woodrell’s…

Literary Events: October 2013

VIENNA LIT BOOK GROUP This month, Vienna Lit’s book group reads The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. This…

Book Review: Voices in Exile

Book Review: Voices in Exile

“By banning Jewish composers, Hitler’s Reich amputated an essential limb from the body of German cultural continuity,” writes…

Book Review: Between Avant-Garde and Mass-Market High Culture

Book Review: Between Avant-Garde and Mass-Market High Culture

How do foreigners think of Austria? Ask a German or an Italian – as the Federal Ministry of…

Book Review: Media Madness in New Croatia

Book Review: Media Madness in New Croatia

“What’s up?“ “A blockhead is driving me nuts. I recommended him as a correspondent in Iraq. He’s gone…

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