Tag Archives: Prague German Writers

Literary roundup: Prague writers + a peasant Don Juan

PEN has announced its 2014 Translation Fund Winners and there are some cool and unusual writers that will be coming into English from this part of the world, and by this part of the world I mean in this case from a few blocks away from where I’m sitting writing this. One of the grants […]

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Literary roundup: Imre Kertész’s retirement, Hermann Ungar makes Top 10 and Tolstoy’s head

In the wake of Phillip Roth’s retirement announcement another prestigious Jewish writer getting up there age-wise, has decided to lay down his pen. Hungarian writer Imre Kertész has said he’s finished writing in an article in ActuaLitté. Unlike Roth, Kertész pins his decision down to subject matter, and having exhausted the theme of the Holocaust […]

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Prague German Writers: Franz Werfel

And Werfel’s friendship with another Prague German writer named Franz From the time his first book of poetry Friend of the World was published to great success and acclaim when he was 21 until his death 34 years later in exile in Los Angeles, Franz Werfel didn’t need to have his name brought to readers’ […]

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Prague German Writers: German Literature Month

An introductory guest post at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat November is German Literature Month and there has already been a lot going on at blogs such as Beauty is a Sleeping Cat. The first part of my own contribution went up as a guest post on that excellent blog as an introduction to the […]

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VIVO: The Life of Gustav Meyrink

Prague German Writers – Gustav Meyrink He was twenty-three years old and living alone in Prague. A wounded heart caused him to look at his life up to that point as shallow and empty. Gustav Meyrink had just put a farewell letter to his mother in an envelope and reached for his revolver, when he […]

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Prague’s Forgotten German Writers (Besides Kafka…)

Prague German Writers – Exhibition An article on the exhibition “The Cabinet of Prague German Writers” at Prague Literary House (Prager Literatur Haus) devoted to the Czech capital’s rich and widely unknown German-language literary milieu. Read the full article at Readux More on Prague’s German-language writers upcoming on literalab and elsewhere, including reviews of recently […]

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