Tag: literary fiction

Burning the Palace: Women Writing Austria

From Elfriede Jelinek to Ingeborg Bachmann, Marianne Fritz to Friederike Mayröcker, the Austrian literary canon includes many celebrated women writers. Known for their often postmodern, subversive approaches – to both style and substance – they have helped secure this Alpine nation an impact on German-language literature that its size might belie.

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The German Crocodile

Sarah Hemens interviews Ijoma Mangold, author of compelling memoir of growing up different, The German Crocodile. In the book, Iljoma Mangold, one of Germany's best literary critics, remembers his youth in 1970s Heidelberg and the new Federal Republic, and momentous visits in early adulthood to the USA and Nigeria.

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