‘Serbien können wir eh nicht entkommen.’ A review of Die guten Tage by Marko Dinić

Marko Dinić is angry. Or rather, his narrator is. To assume that author and narrator are one and the same is a cardinal error, yet given the plot devices and narrative structure of Die guten Tage, I think that the reader would be forgiven for at least wondering. Yet whether Dinić does or does notContinue reading “‘Serbien können wir eh nicht entkommen.’ A review of Die guten Tage by Marko Dinić”

World’s Greatest Bookshops: phil, Vienna

It might be an obvious contender when it comes to a list of the best bookshops in Vienna, but there’s a reason that phil is so highly rated by book lovers in this city. Although the selection is small, it’s very carefully curated, and the comfy seating areas and outstanding cakes make this bookshop-café popularContinue reading “World’s Greatest Bookshops: phil, Vienna”

‘Ein Niemandsland, in dem man verloren gehen kann.’ A review of Engel des Vergessens by Maja Haderlap

Maja Haderlap’s debut novel, Engel des Vergessens, was published in 2011, but it has taken me this long to discover it. In fact, I only did so by way of my new local bookshop. I recently moved to the state of Kärnten (Carinthia in English, but please bear with me while I continue to referContinue reading “‘Ein Niemandsland, in dem man verloren gehen kann.’ A review of Engel des Vergessens by Maja Haderlap”

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