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Literary Events: June 2012

Literary Events: June 2012

NEW READING ROOM FOR RESEARCHERS At the Austrian National Library’s newly opened Ludwig-Wittgenstein-Research Reading Room, scientists can conduct their research with a view on Burggarten. The room, with 64 desks, is reserved for researchers only and houses an open access library, a scanner, storage depots and WLAN. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek 1., Josefsplatz 1, (01) 534 10 onb@onb.ac.at […]

Literary Events: Oct. 2011

Literary Events: Oct. 2011

EINE FRAU SEIN IST KEIN SPORT (Being a Woman is No Game) More often, says author Christine Nöstlinger it’s a question of sweat and hard work — at least as protrayed in Eine Frau sein ist kein Sport, her collection of satirical, witty, ironic stories about everyday life and the relationships between men, women and children […]

Vienna Honors Sylvia Beach

It was raining when I arrived at Shakespeare & Company’s street fair on May 7, so the festivities celebrating Sylvia Beach were over. But no matter—because I was there for the books. Secreted away on a picturesque lane in the heart of the Ruprechtsviertel, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Shakespeare & Company at Sterngaße […]

Literary Events: May 2010

Literary Events: May 2010

INTRO TO NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING Peter Schütz focuses his evening lecture on basic NLP ideas: self-management, coaching, clever use of words and body language, and psychodynamics for personal and professional use. Schütz is an accredited European psychotherapist, consultant and business mediator. May 9, 19:00-21:00 The British Bookshop 1., Weihburggasse 24 (01) 512 19 450 www.britishbookshop.at    […]

Book Review: The West, by John Mateer

Readers not previously familiar with John Mateer’s poetry will in part find here a suburban world as widely spread as is any new city. In part, they will find the subjective, personal world of a poet searching for his historical and mythological context. Those of us who have been reading Mateer’s work for the last […]

Literary Events: Oct. 2009

European Poetry Festival 2009 20 poets from 14 countries will present a cross-section of contemporary European poetry in their original languages and in German translations. Organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna in cooperation with cultural institutes of other European countries. Oct 6-7, 19:00 Literaturhaus Wien 7., Seidengasse 13 (01) 526 20 44 www.literaturhaus.at […]

Nicholas T. Parsons’ Literary Vienna

Nicholas T. Parsons’ Literary Vienna

It wasn’t quite freezing in the oldest neighborhood of this ancient city as I stepped inside Shakespeare & Company Booksellers, tucked into a back street behind the medieval Ruprechts Church near Schwedenplatz. Arriving at the venerable bookstore without a second to spare, I gave the heavy door a good pull – it clattered loudly against […]

Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities

Between the Internet and the world-wide financial meltdown, it’s not an easy time for book stores. It is perhaps all the harder for a shop trading in foreign language books in an out of the way Central European capital. So few were all that surprised when Vienna’s British Bookshop announced it was filing for bankruptcy […]

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