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Book Briefs: Mar., 2013

IN THE HUG OF ARMS A tribute to all the innocent victims of armed conflicts, this anthology, edited by EU Parlamentarian and writer Mariela Baeva, takes readers to war-torn Europe, the Arab Spring and other regions of turbulence and radical change with short stories, excerpts of short novels, and essays.   In the Hug of Arms by Mariela Baeva, ed. CULTURE’99 […]

Literary Events: March 2013

POETRY SLAM AT ‘SLAM B’ A monthly event of performance poetry. Participants can register by emailing diana@slamb.at until 14 March. Space for spectators is limited and it is advised to come early to get a place. Free entry. All languages welcome.   15 Mar., 20:00 Literaturhaus Wien 7., Zieglerlgasse 26a www.slamb.at     VIENNA LIT […]

Book Review: Traveller of the Century

Book Review: Traveller of the Century

“Who is responsible for deciding where a work sits in the literary hierarchy…?” asks Hans, the protagonist of Andrés Neuman’s prize-winning novel, Traveller of the Century. “Who decides which books are nonsensical? The critics? The press? The universities? Oh, please don’t start telling us that all opinions are relative, let’s show some nerve, someone has […]

Book Review: The Taste of Ashes

Book Review: The Taste of Ashes

“You know, the human being is rather perverse,” Gabriel, a former Romanian dissident, told Marci Shore in the spring of 1995. He was referring to the nostalgia felt by some of his countrymen for the despotic Stalinist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, which came as a surprise to the young graduate student then working for a […]

Letters to the Editor: March 2013

To the Editor In urging the British Prime Minister to rethink his position on Europe, Joschka Fischer (“Eclipse of British Reason”, TVR February 2013) advises David Cameron to re-read Winston Churchill’s 1946 speech at the University of Zurich. He quotes approvingly Churchill’s words “We must build a kind of United States of Europe.” Revealingly, Fischer […]

Krzysztof Michalski

So, the votes are in and Austria is aglow in the reflected glory of its two favourite sons, director Michael Hanecke and actor Christoph Waltz, as Oscars in hand, they took their bows at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. At the same time, a much quieter, but none the less resonant tribute, is […]

Klimt Kisses Syria

Klimt Kisses Syria

A superimposed picture of Gustav Klimt’s painting The Kiss against the walls of a war-torn building has gone viral. London’s Scaatchi Gallery posted it in early February and within five hours, the image, entitled Freedom Graffiti by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam, received more than 21,000 Facebook “likes”. It is part of his recent series Syrian […]

Favoriten: Migrants and More

Favoriten: Migrants and More

Since last Dec., Vienna’s 10th District of Favoriten has once again been connected to the wider world, as the new Hauptbahnhof at Wiedner Gürtel opened its first section, and thousands of commuters and visitors flooded through the new station, easily recognisable from a distance by its dramatic, diamond-shaped roof. Ever since construction began in 2010, […]

Not all that glitters is gold

Not all that glitters is gold

Walking through Alsergrund on a quiet weekday afternoon, I was stopped by an overexcited man who grabbed my hand and laid a gold band ring in my palm. He talked rapidly in terrible German, hardly bothering to hide his shortcomings in the language and instead lapsing almost entirely into another, unintelligible to me. The gist […]

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