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25-04-2017
Neue Lyrik
Svenja Herrmann, Joanna Lisiak
Aargauer Literaturhaus Lenzburg
Lenzburg

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25-04-2017
Literarischer Salon
Médiathèque Valais
Médiathèque Valais Brigue
Brig

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25-04-2017
«Hier bin ich – Das tun, was ich wirklich will»…
Evelyne Coën
Rösslitor Bücher
St. Gallen

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25-04-2017
Sweet Rotation
Laura Wohnlich, Moderation: Susanne Sturzenegger
KOSMOS Bücher & Magazine
Basel

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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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Rose-Marie Pagnard, J’aime ce qui vacille: Sigui and Ilmar have lost their daughter, a drug addict. Two years later, Sigui is casting around in search of a truth, or an explanation. Ilmar, a theatre costume designer, wants to tear her away from this futile quest and launches the project of a masked ball to which all of the neighbours from their apartment building will be invited. From that moment, caught between realism, tale and comedy, the novel welcomes in various unexpected characters to whom life has been unkind. With style and imagination, Rose-Marie Pagnard transposes and then transcends a personal grief – and it feels as though all her previous works were leading up to this poignant and shimmering novel.(Jury selection of the Swiss Literature Prize, transl. by Andrea Mason Willfratt)

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Jérôme Meizoz, Père et passe: Driving peacefully through the countryside, it suddenly dawns on Jérôme Meizoz that his father is mortal.From that moment on, everything changes and he starts taking notes, interweaving memories, dreams and anecdotes in order to preserve something of his father before he disperses back into the expanse of galactic detritus from whence he came. These fragments of narration give «Père et passe» an open structure that allows space for silences and for the memories to resonate. Over the course of the book the writing becomes party to the father’s disappearance and forms part of the conspiracy to undermine the superstitious idea that his father will go on living if the author keeps writing. The work closes with a sigh of relief on the words «Il ne s'est rien passé» (nothing happened).Something has happened, however. With this «paper room» created to receive the man in his moment of passing, the author has set down a modest and poetic expression of his love for his father. Meizoz’ prose juxtaposes distant echoes of childhood feelings with an adult’s observations of an ageing man. The author tenderly records the actions, deceptions and triumphs of this man of the countryside, who is unable to express his feelings – it wouldn’t do to be too emotional in this Valais village «attached like a font to the side of the mountain». Meizoz confirms here his talent for succinct, elliptical narration. This attempt by the author to come to terms with the end of life distills a thousand emotions down to their essence, and is sure to strike a chord with fathers and sons everywhere.(Anne Pitteloud, trans. by Andrea Mason)

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Michael Stauffer, Stauffer an Krüsi antworten. Drei Hörspiele: The Art Brut artist Hans Krüsi (1920-1995) was a rarity. Michael Stauffer drew his inspiration for three audio plays from his shambolic estate, in which Krüsi rearranges the tumultuous tangle according to his own taste. He had become clever, Krüsi once said of himself, because everyone took him to be stupid. Does that mean one has to turn stupid to understand Krüsi, Stauffer asks. In one of the audio plays, an increasingly desperate art educator tries to penetrate the chaotic cosmos of Knüsi, to understand and to organize it. In the background the artist mischievously cries «Hello! Hello!» from a tape recorder.With a good sense for his hero, Stauffer paints a picture of Krüsi’s life and work without robbing it of its fierceness. The quirky artist lived alone and secluded. But his art grew increasingly successful, so that he left behind a fortune of a million Swiss francs. Stauffer’s Krüsi stories and Krüsi ideas are subtly accompanied by music by Hanspeter Pfammater, in which the polyphony of Krüsi’s spirit resonates. Michael Stauffer – who himself has a disposition to the weird – succeeds in giving an insight into a colourful personality in an atmospherically dense way. His audio plays send out signals from an unimaginable universe.(Beat Mazenauer, translation by Simon Froehling)

New releases

Kilian Ziegler: Vorübergehend stehen bleiben. Knapp.

New releases

Suzann-Viola Renninger: Fair. 10 Lektionen. Knaus Verlag.

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Welttag des Buches und des Urheberrechts

Aprillen: Berner Lesefest

31. Salon du livre in Genf

Fantasy Basel

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair