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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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The Comstock Law: Die bibliophile Notiz für Kalenderwoche 11

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Affaire ‘L’Hebdo’ : vous avez dit pluralité ?: Affaire ‘L’Hebdo’ : vous avez dit pluralité ?

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«Verbrennt mich!»: Die bibliophile Notiz für Kalenderwoche 10

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Mitteilungen: Bewerbungsfristen für Double-Literaturplattform

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«La Nuit de la nouvelle» de Jean-Pierre Rochat: Critique par viceversalittérature

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«Atlas Hotel» von Bruno Pellegrino: Rezensionshinweis viceversaliteratur

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Agota Kristof, Le grand cahier: «Das Grosse Heft», the first in a trilogy of novels, brought Hungarian-born writer Agota Kristof international acclaim. Set against the backdrop of her flight to the West in 1956, Kristof tells a story about truth and lies, identity and alienation. Her protagonists Lucas and Claus fill their big notebook with a language that is oppressive in its coldness and austerity. Sentence after economical sentence contrive to give the impression of objective narration free from any hint of emotion. Beneath these bare bones that evoke the minutes of a meeting lurk experiences that can perhaps only be come to terms with in this manner: the devastation of war, the day-to-day cynicism of times of crisis. Growing up with their miserly old hag of a grandmother, the twins help each other through tough training to learn the reckless alphabet of survival. They record everything in minute unblinking detail to protect themselves from what they are going through.In this novel Kristof coined an extremely spartan, merciless style. From the outsider's perspective, she describes post-war life under a regime which sees the desire for freedom and independence as deeply suspect. At the end of the novel, Lucas and Claus go separate ways. While Claus escapes over the land-mined border, sacrificing his father in cold blood, Lucas remains. His story is continued in «Der Beweis» and «Die dritte Lüge».(Beat Mazenauer, trans. by Andrea Willfratt)

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Pierre Lepori, Grisù: There is no english translation of this title.  to read the italian version of the reading tip.

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Max Frisch, Homo Faber: «Homo Faber» is probably Max Frisch’s most renown novel, it was published in 1957. Subjectively, it conveys a psychogram of the Swiss Engineer Walter Faber who at first appears egotistic and technophile as he leaves his pregnant girlfriend in 1936 for a job in Bagdad. As a half-Jew she is forced to flee and, against their agreement, decides not to have an abortion. 20 years later, Faber meets young Elisabeth on a boat. They fall in love and travel through Europe together until Elisabeth is bitten by a snake in Greece, falls and succumbs to her injuries.Faber’s «report», as he entitles the genre in the book’s subheading, is written in retrospect. It represents the attempt to understand the accident as well as the incestuous relation with his daughter, leaning towards coincidence rather than fate. Not only does his technological world become more and more unreliable, his rational worldview is crumbling as well. Moreover, his elliptic linguistic style shows signs of guilt and suppression. Altogether the text appears so strongly designed – even for an engineer – with its shifting narrative time of interlaced flashbacks and foresights, with its rigid oppositions, and above all with its dense fabric of symbolic and mythological references that the report turns against his own narrator.(Marc Caduff, transl. by Anja Hälg)

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Andreas Schwab: Anderberg. Offizin Verlag.

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Hablützel Christian: Huplö lala düsel Fnurz . Lachdichgesund GmbH.

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