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Review: “German Men Sit Down to Pee”

in Literature/Reviews
No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

“By the end of the book, which reads like an article, we learn a great deal but know so little about the men behind the prose.”

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“Lolita:” language, immorality and a masterpiece

in Literature
Scene from the 1997 film adaptation of Nabokov's "Lolita." Photo from Wikipedia.

Contradictions are a challenge our world poses to us, so they need to be dealt with by, among other things, literature.

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Classic books to read for every season

in Literature
No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

I love the books I read to reflect the season I’m in.

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Leipzig Events: Dice, dine, dance, dare, repeat, 14-16 Jan

in Events/O & P Highlights/Party
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Open up your calendar for the next 3 days. Events marathon coming right up!

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The problem with the Ivory Tower

in Literature
No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

For me, there is something pressing and ominous about a book I cannot finish.

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Rubies the Size of Peas

in Glocal/Literature
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The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…

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