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Book Review: Bones Will Crow, by ko ko thett and James Byrne

Book Review: Bones Will Crow, by ko ko thett and James Byrne

An interview with the Burmese poet, translator and co-editor, with James Byrne, of the new anthology Bones Will Crow Poetry tells of place as well as experience, and often, says Burmese poet ko ko thett, a poet in exile becomes a different poet. When you enter another language, you find a different voice, a different […]

The Ballad of the Wiener Kaffeehaus

(The above video is a reading of the poem “The Ballad of the Wiener Kaffeehaus” by BBC radio presenter Piers Burton Page.) The [ Café ] Central-people are always attracted like the murderer to the scene of the crime, to where they killed so much time, wiped out entire years.” – Alfred Polgar: “Theory of the Café […]

The ‘Truth’ About the Jews

The ‘Truth’ About the Jews

Anti-Semitism warning! Günter Grass is no isolated case. The world always reacts with outrage when Israel has the audacity to step out of its historically assigned role of victim. And once again the reversal of the classic Perpetrator-Victim relationship, this time from Grass. In his poem “What Must be Said”, the Nobel Prize laureate alleges that […]

Slamming: Words Are All You’ve Got

Vienna’s Café Prückel is not easily impressed by great poets and writers. After all, too many are already there slouching in a corner, sipping a single Melange for hours while writing their masterpieces in the old café. In order to get poets out of a coffee house chair and into the spotlight, Prückel has its […]

What Must (and Must Not) Be Said

What Must (and Must Not) Be Said

Nobel laureate Günter Grass has made a career of talking about hard things. Like Oskar, the central character in his 1959 novel The Tin Drum, Grass is gifted with a piercing shriek that can be used as a weapon. His latest cry was a poem, “What Must Be Said”, that appeared in the Süddeutsche Zeitung […]

Günter Grass: What Must Be Said

                                            Why have I been silent, been silent too long, about what obviously is and has been practised in a simulated game, at whose end, we will as survivors, in any case, only be […]

Viewfinder: The Votivkirche through another lens

 

Literary Events: Dec. 2011

Literary Events: Dec. 2011

WARUM KRIEG? DAS ERSTE WORT ALS WAFFE The event “Why War? The First Word as a Weapon” seeks to raise awareness that one word can trigger a conflict. In a 1932 exchange of letters, the physicist Albert Einstein and the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud discussed why people fight. Their correspondence will  be supplemented with historical documents […]

Vienna’s Mozartean Rendez-vous (In Cultural Goulash)

there is a place where you can go to meet many worlds: Vienna’s Saturday Rendezvous in Wien’s Naschmarkt arena – a Mozartean mosaic where Variety Fevers unfold; a smorgasbord of global scale in gourmet mania the cultures are goulashed   New Zealand’s sweet corn on the cob Arabian breads and Doner Kebab the Congo’s big […]

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