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Im Geiste der Reformation. Porträts aus Basel 1517…
Luzius Müller
Bücher Ganzoni
Basel

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Empathies: Say Something
Denise Riley, Franziska Gygax
Literaturhaus Basel, Barfüssergasse
Basel

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Lectures des travaux de diplôme 2017 du Bachelor e…
Colin Bottinelli, Manon Leresche, Samuel Macherel,…
Berner GenerationenHaus
Bern

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Lesungen aus den Abschlussarbeiten des Bachelors i…
Lara Hajj Sleiman, Jennifer König, Baba Lussi, Mar…
Berner GenerationenHaus
Bern

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Bookfinder: Sie suchen ein gutes Buch – wir machen Ihnen einen Vorschlag. LiteraturSchweiz hat einen digitalen Bookfinder entwickelt, der diese Aufgabe übernimmt. Sie brauchen bloss sechs Mal zu klicken und so anzuzeigen, wer Sie sind, der Bookfinder sagt, was Sie (vielleicht) gerne lesen. Sie können den Bookfinder auch benutzen, um ein Lektüregeschenk für Freunde und Bekannte zu finden.  So funktioniert der digitale Bookfinder. Er basiert auf Moritz Tramers «Der Bücherkatalogtest als charakterlogisches Prüfmittel» von 1953. Dem test zufolge sollen Probanden Buchtitel aus einer Liste auswählen, die dem Psychologen ein Bild seiner Interessen vermitteln. Der Bookfinder kehrt das Verfahren um und empfiehlt je nach (Selbst-)Charakterisierung mögliche Bücher zur Lektüre.   Die Grundlage dafür bilden die annähernd 300 Lesetipps von LiteraturSchweiz, die mit aktuellen Neuerscheinungen ergänzt worden sind. Die Resultate des Bookfinder sind so treffend oder unzutreffend, wie man sich oder den/die zu Beschenkende/n anhand von Eigenschaften, Talenten und Interessen zu charakterisieren vermag – und sind, natürlich, mit einem Augenzwinkern zu verstehen. Ein gutes Buch kommt dabei aber allemal heraus. 

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Bücher zum Fressen (und Trinken): Die bibliophile Notiz für Kalenderwoche 25

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Die Freiheit des Autors: Die bibliophile Notiz für Kalenderwoche 24

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Mitteilungen: Bewerbungsfristen für Double-Literaturplattform

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Zensur und Irrtum II – Sperma oder Spema?: Die bibliophile Notiz für Kalenderwoche 23

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Mitteilungen: SIKJM-Jahrestagung 2017

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Zensur und Irrtum I: Die bibliophile Notiz für Kalenderwoche 22

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Marie-Jeanne Urech, Le syndrome de la tête qui tombe: Down in the basement, the faceless workers sit and perform dull tasks. People have become mute cogs in a machine, all of which answer to the name «Blanchard». Only their title indicates their level in the hierarchy. Over them reigns «our most brilliant and pantheonic exalted highness.... beloved Mr Blanchard».One of these basement inhabitants is Arthur Bellange, who spends all day every day plotting rising diagonal lines. The sharper the rise, the greater the company's success. Unlike his colleagues, Bellange retains a spark of self-will, remembering his real name and taking the day off on Sundays. Such individuals are not punished. The company is no dictatorship, it simply deals in the daily grind.«Le Syndrome de la tête qui tombe» depicts an absurd, superficial world in which Kafka meets Orwell – all for the success of the company. It is hard to imagine a more wickedly comical portrayal of the trading business. Marie-Jeanne Urech has created a wonderfully irreverent parable which she gradually brings to light in sober, precise language. When Mr Bellange starts drawing dainty trees instead of straight lines, the business goes under.(Beat Mazenauer, trans. by Andrea Willfratt)

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Ralph Dutli, Soutines letzte Fahrt: On August 6th, 1943, Chaim Soutine is travelling from Chinon, on the river Loire, to occupied Paris, hidden in a hearse. Soutine, the Jewish-Belarussian painter and contemporary of Chagall, Modigliani and Picasso, is gravely ill. He urgently needs an operation for a stomach ulcer, but the journey is taking much too long, 24 hours, because of the need to make detours round German army checkpoints.

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Jean-Luc Benoziglio, Le feu au lac: On a small river island in France lives a poor and lonely outsider.  Little by little, a life story comes together. Raised in a catholic family in French-speaking Switzerland, the young man later goes to Paris to study music.  In 1942 he looks on whike his father’s Jewish family is taken in by the police.  He himself avoids deportation thanks only to his Swiss passport. Years later the flutist falls in love with a former class-mate, Edith, who had survived the concentration camp and become a viola player.  Their love doesn’t last, however, and their home in the Gironde falls apart.
The islander caught between different worlds somehow manages to set everyone against him, be they Jewish or not Jewish, Swiss or French, capitalists or communist.  At least this is how his mishaps are unsympathetically described by the mainlanders who cross his path. Chambermaid, garage owner, innkeeper, architect, teacher and mayor all tell their versions of the story, which takes an unabashed look at prejudice, greed, selfishness and complacency. Who is this man?  What makes him tick? Is he more Jewish kippah or Swiss sennenkäppi? Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) or Ladin (the Romansh dialect spoken in the Swiss Engadin region)? Marx Brothers or shrewd farmer? And what went on in Switzerland during World War 2? Exploding with wit, wordplay and the darkest humour, this work explores existential topics such as identity and foreignness, exclusion and integration, guilt and atonement.(Ruth Gantert, transl by Andrea Mason)

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Jochen Kelter: Wie eine Feder übern Himmel. weissbooks.w.

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Silvia Götschi: Muotathal. Emons Verlag.

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Boersenblatt News: Willkommensplakate für den Ehrengast Frankreich: "Miau – Miaou" von Annika de Fries gewinnt Wettbewerb

lit21: Helene Hegemann im Porträt: Neuauflage

lit21: #DontKnowWhoIAmAnymore

lit21: Teils das Ganze

lit21: Vorfreuden für Leseratten I Herbst 2017

Festivals

22. Internationales Literaturfestival Leukerbad

Tage der deutschsprachigen Literatur, Klagenfurt

5. Openair Literatur Festival Zürich