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Language without a childhood

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Language, Literature

Via signandsight, this on the Turkish-born German-writing author Emine Sevgi Özdamar. You can read the full article here: A tribute to the writing of Emine Sevgi Özdamar, whose novels have made Berlin greater, more expansive, warmer. By Harald Jähner It’s not necessarily boring to watch a film in a language you don’t understand. You concentrate all […]

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Latest signandsight roundups

December 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · "Arab Spring", European History, Israel, Journalism, Maghreb, Uncategorized

I haven’t had the time to catch up with signandsight in recent weeks — but here the site’s most recent posts:   Legacy of denial Germany has been rocked by the disclosures surrounding the series of neo-Nazi murders of Turkish citizens. In the wake of these events, Former GDR dissident Freya Klier calls for an honest look […]

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Euro News via signandsight

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Here are this week’s signandsight infos: From the Feuilletons Claude Lanzmann is in shock: cinema-goers in Hamburg who wanted to see his film “Why Israel”, were attacked by a mob to shouts of “Jewish pigs” – and no one paid any attention. Jonathan Littell sends a reportage from Chechnya, where reality is two bullets in […]

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Jolly Eschatology

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments · agit-prop, Air pollution, Carbon dioxide, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Environment, Intellectuals, signandsight

Via signandsight, an interview with the authors of a book out only in German so far, but that may be quite worthwhile translating, even if much of its political/cultural aim is German-directed. Any takers? Claus Leggewie and Harald Welzer have written a book about the end of the world as we knew it. They tell […]

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Olga Martynova on the Oberiuts

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Literature

This essay was published last month by signandsight (the piece first appeared in German in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on February 17, 2007.) Only came across it now, but it is fascinating enough to want to post it here. Olga Martynova, born in 1962 in Dudinka (Siberia), grew up in Leningrad. She lives and works as […]

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A victory for architecture

March 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

From this week’s signandsight, insightful piece on the latest addition to one of my favorite Berlin sites, the museum island. You can read the full article here: David Chipperfield has recovered astonishingly diverse vestiges of history in Berlin’s Neues Museum. By Bernhard Schulz The Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV wanted to create a “sanctuary for art […]

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