Tag Archives: German literature

The Böhmermann Case

I’m one of them. One of the approximately 300000 to 500000 German TV viewers who knew who Jan Böhmermann was before last week and who regularly watched his comedy program Neo Magazin Royale in its Thursday/Friday night post-midnight graveyard slot. … Continue reading

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New Fantasy Story Available: Kiss of Ice

I’ve said before that I’d have a couple of promo posts and new book announcements coming up in the run-up to Christmas and here is the second of them. This announcement is for Kiss of Ice, a dark and wintery … Continue reading

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Seasonal Views of Bremen 2015

Yesterday, I didn’t have school, so I took the chance to go to Bremen and take a stroll over the Christmas market. And since I was in Bremen already, I had lunch at the Übersee Restaurant, their lunch special of … Continue reading

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Das Literarische Quartett Reloaded, Take 2, or the State of Literary Programming on German TV

Don’t worry, I’m not planning to review every episode of the revived Literarisches Quartett, a literature discussion program on German TV (For more information about the program in general, see my review of the first episode of the revival here). … Continue reading

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A Few Shout-outs – Ein paar Lesetipps

First of all, Swedish crime fiction write Henning Mankell died of cancer, aged only 67. He was best known for the Kurt Wallander mysteries, though he also wrote other things. Now I’ve never read any of his novels, though I … Continue reading

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Das Literarische Quartett Reloaded

Hot on the heels of the deaths of Hellmuth Karasek, one third of the original Literarisches Quartett (no, that’s not a typo), came the revival of what was once the preeminent literary program on German TV. So what is Das … Continue reading

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Two more literary deaths: Hellmuth Karasek and Ellis Kaut

2015 has been a bad year for German literature and a bad year for celebrity deaths in general. Now we lost two more literary greats in the space of a few days, critic and writer Hellmuth Karasek, who died yesterday … Continue reading

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New German language anthology available – Neue deutschsprachige Anthologie im Handel

I actually had planned to make a new release announcement this weekend, but now you get two, since it turns out that I also have a German language short story in an anthology I had sort of forgotten about. Kurze … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Jeschke, Nutty Nuggets and mixed SF Links

Since my last post, a couple of other obituaries for Wolfgang Jeschke have popped up online, including a few in English: Mike Glyer at File 770 has an English language obituary. Locus Online has another English language obituary. Phantastik-Couch offers … Continue reading

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Too Many Deaths – Sir Christopher Lee, Wolfgang Jeschke, James Last and a couple of others

We only just lost Pierre Brice, but it seems the universe is conspiring to take away even more of our best and brightest, because the wave of deaths of much beloved celebrities continues unabated. The most discussed death today is … Continue reading

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