Books

A date with Proust

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This book has been accompanying me for the last few years. It is a series of books actually, the famous Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. I try to read a few pages every weekend when I have more time on my hands. I savour every word of the original French. It

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For those who love history but hate the war

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“Lucky he who was taught history,“ as the saying I remember from my school years goes. I thought it was attributed to Plutarch, but my internet search offers up the name of Euripides. Well, I was a very negligent pupil, so I wouldn’t know. And because I was so negligent, today I regret not having

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Comic Corner: Sweet Tooth and Invincible

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Just over a decade ago, comic books were as niche as you could get. Sure, French and Belgian titles like Tintin and Asterix have high nostalgic value for European crowds but beyond children’s entertainment, only very few titles had name recognition let alone a significant readership here. Now, with the mega-success of the Marvel Cinematic

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MONAliesA – Leipzig’s feminist library

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LeipGlo contributor Mascha Lange takes us through Leipzig's only feminist library MONAliesA and gives us an overview of its past and present as well as all its great inventory and projects.

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Amélie Nothomb: more than a cult figure

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Looking for a book recommendation? One of our writers puts forward a case for checking out Amélie Nothomb, a great intellectual and writer of our time.

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Nordic writers: a special way with words

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For long they've been leaving their mark in the literary world - way before the girl came along with her dragon tattoo.

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