Should You Travel Through Luxembourg This Summer or Fall…

Madame Maggy Nagel, Ministre de la Culture et Monsieur Claude D. Conter, Directeur du Centre national de littérature ont le plaisir de vous inviter au vernissage de l’exposition PRENDRE le LARGE qui aura lieu le mercredi 14 mai 2014 à 19h30 au Centre national de littérature à Mersch. L’exposition est ouverte au public du jeudi 15 mai au samedi 25 octobre 2014 du lundi au vendredi de 10 à 17 … Read more Should You Travel Through Luxembourg This Summer or Fall…

Open Letter re Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

The Luxembourg writer Lambert Schlechter has been writing to the Russian ambassador & to the media in Luxembourg & beyond to try & put pressure on the Russian government in relation to the latter’s Stalinist behavior regarding the Pussy Riot group of protesters & more specifically Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. Below, the second of his Open Letters: Banishing Human Rights to Siberia Second OPEN LETTER To His Excellency Dr Mark Entin, ambassador … Read more Open Letter re Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Edmond Dune Celebration

/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/_/_/    Edmond Dune, POÉSIE _/_/_/ /_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ Le Centre national de littérature, les Éditions PHI, les Amis d’Edmond Dune invitent __________à la présentation du 1er volume des___________ ________Oeuvres Complètes d’Edmond Dune_________ Introduction à l’oeuvre d’Edmond Dune par Jean Portante Lecture des textes par Nico Helminger, Pierre Joris et Lambert Schlechter * * * Accompagnement musical par Maxime Bender (saxophone) et Laurent Payfert (basse) Le mercredi 25 mai 2011 … Read more Edmond Dune Celebration

Lambert Schlechter's "Literary Miniature" of Paul Celan

This morning my good friend, the Luxembourg writer Lambert Schlechter, sent via facebook a small text from his “Literary Miniatures” series as a parallel or coincident response to my Celan translation posted here yesterday. Here is Lambert’s text in my quick translation. This is #2 in the series: PAUL CELAN In 1948, Marie-Luise Kaschnitz resides for a time at the abbey of Royaumont in the company of other authors: … Read more Lambert Schlechter's "Literary Miniature" of Paul Celan

Lodève "Voix de la Méditerranée" festival (1)

Just back to our Pyrenean hide-out from 8 days in Lodève at the “Voix de la Méditerranée” festival. An excellent occasion, though exhausting, what with having to do at least one half-hour reading a day, trying to catch as many of the other readers as possible & spending social time with old friends and new acquaintances. I did not have easy access to the net, and even here, I … Read more Lodève "Voix de la Méditerranée" festival (1)