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The Frankfurt Book Fair in photos and some semi-sarcastic words

Book fairs are a very strange phenomenon. There are many, many kinds of trade fairs but it’s likely that there isn’t a kind as diametrically opposed to the basic function that sustains it as a book fair is to the solitary act of reading. One the one hand all this interaction is vitally necessary – […]

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Book fairs without authors

The structuralist notion of texts without authors is given a non-theoretical equivalent in ongoing Saudi book fair participation The recently held Seoul International Book Fair presented some new and upcoming translations of Czech writers, but another connection between the two distant countries is that the guest of honor in Seoul was the same controversial guest […]

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