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Es gibt Romane, die mag man kaum beschreiben, weil klar ist, dass so viel dabei auf der Strecke bleiben wird. The Water Dancer (die deutsche Ausgabe Der Wassertänzer erscheint im März 2020 im Blessing Verlag) ist so ein Buch. Es geht um den Underground Railroad, das geheime Unterstützungsnetzwerk, das vielen versklavten Menschen die Flucht aus den...
A new work by Andre Aciman, now his fourth novel, who is best known for Call me by your name, which we could also enjoy in the cinemas. Enigma Variations isn’t quite a novel, it rather contains 5 only loosely connected episodes, all focused on an erotic fixation of the narrator Paul. The first and longest section is set in Italy, Paul falls...
What a wonderful novel! Some 25 years after his masterpiece ‘The English Patient’ Ondaatjes new novel asks how we become what we are, when we don’t even know who (and where) our parents actually are. Nathaniel and his sister Rachel grow up under the guardianship of two caring but dubious men. Their parents left them, as we get to know later, to...
The Overstory is the story of nine strangers, each having their own extraordinary and specific relationship with trees, who are summoned to save the States decreasing acres of old-growth forest. A great variety of background stories enfolds, when Powers brilliantly circles from the outgoing 19th century to the Timber Wars of the late 1990’s and...
“Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less and suffer the less?” That is the question with which Julian Barnes is opening his latest novel ‘The only story’, which was published in february this year. In this he is returning to the themes of his very first novel ‘Metroland’, published some 40 years ago. Contradicting the...
Following her last great novel ‚Swing Time‘, which is focused on two girls from the north of London and their shared love for music and dancing, Smith is back with an essay collection that is worth reading. ‘Feel Free’ is an intellectual stimulating and exceptionally well-written journey through pop-culture, literature, politics and more. The...
Ein sehr verrückter und leicht versauter Roman von Monty-Python-Star Eric Idle. Stanley lebt in Hollywood und schreibt gelangweilt Drehbücher, als ihn die Muse küsst: Er wird einen Hollywood-Roman schreiben mit vielen Sexszenen und vielen Promis. Sofort macht das die Runde, und plötzlich wollen alle in diesem Roman eine Rolle spielen, denn wer...
In something of a memoir Michael Chabon unfolds the life of his grandfather – within it an era is told that seems to fit here in merely one week of talking at the deathbed of the grandfather. “After I’m gone, write it down“ he tells Mike Chabon and so he does: a daring story between facts and fiction. His grandfather had a turbulent life starting...
The new collection of essays of the author of “Between the World and Me” has – in its title alone – hidden depths that are worth exploring. “We were eight years in power” does not as it may seem, refer to the Obama era only – it was the Title of a speech held in 1885 by South Carolina congressman Thomas Miller. During ...
Read the original: The winner of 2017’s Man Booker Prize is worth the read! It is the daring story of Willie Lincoln, eleven year-old son of Abraham, who lingers in the Bardo after his death of fever. The Bardo, according to Buddhism, is an in-between, from where you either ascend to Nirvana or reenter the circle of life by being...

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