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[ 21.05.09 ] The festival ‘ Incroci di civiltà ’ (Crossroads of Civilization) celebrates Venice as a historical meeting place for different peoples and cultures, and as a great spur to the literary imagination: here authors and readers debate urgent contemporary topics. From 21 to 23 May 2009, Venice is hosting a literary event at which fifteen of the world’s most important writers will confront ... beri naprej
[ 14.05.09 ] Russia, Israel, Austria, Italy, Austria, Holland, Israel, Italy, Austria, and now the USA - I’m tired of travelling. So speaks a man whose life has been driven by history: due to persecution, the narrator of Vladimir Vertlib’s novel Zwischenstationen (Intermediate Stations) has been forced from one place of exile to another over and over again. Moreover, he has been unable to find ... beri naprej
[ 08.05.09 ] What contribution can literature make to international understanding? Is there such a thing as ‘European Literature’? Will the internet have replaced the book by 2020? These are some of the pressing issues facing the literary profession in the next years. And exactly these issues will be discussed in several months during an interlingual forum in southern Austria. Between 9 and 11 ... beri naprej
[ 02.05.09 ] The whole world’s talking about a crisis. The whole world? No, in one – not particularly small - Gallic village on the giant world economy globe, whispered reports of fresh successes can still be heard. I’m talking about the book industry. Instead of the hefty losses suffered by others, this sector has defied the crisis by having only slightly lower growth rates in the first months of ... beri naprej
[ 24.04.09 ] ‘Some people live to write, but I write to live.’ When Gaëlle Obiégly was asked why literature was so vital to her, she answered: ‘I simply don’t ask myself that question. It’s like with love, you don’t ask yourself why. It just happens, that’s all.’ This young author is regarded as an extraordinary and unique voice in European literature. Since Gallimard published her ... beri naprej
[ 16.04.09 ] Škofja Loka is a picturesque town in Upper Carniola (Gorenjska), Slovenia. As is common in Europe, it has a charming and romantic medieval town centre, with a castle towering above it, and a river flowing through it. For a few weeks in March and April, things become rather boisterous and wild in the town’s narrow streets and squares. This is when the oldest play ever found in the country ... beri naprej
[ 11.04.09 ] How do the blind read literature? Braille was once standard, but nowadays how many recent fiction titles are released in this elaborately perforated code for the blind? Braille is on its way out as ever more audio books move in on the market. Incidentally, this boom has also affected people who have no impairment, but whose senses are already quite busy doing other things, like driving, ... beri naprej
[ 03.04.09 ] Zdaj so na vrsti Nikolaj Gogol’, Joseph Roth, Golo Mann in Friedrich Schiller. To nam kaže, da se v nemških deželah kulturnikov spominjamo najraje takrat, ko gre za okrogle obletnice rojstev ali pa smrti. Gogol' je bil na primer rojen 1. aprila pred dvesto leti, Golo Mann skoraj natanko sto let kasneje. Datuma, ki sta dobrodošli priložnosti za portrete in hommage v dnevnem časopisju, ... beri naprej
[ 28.03.09 ] Over the past few days, ads from Google have appeared in big dailies all over the world. Simultaneously, writers’ associations have been writing to their members on the same theme: the settlement agreement for copyright infringement by Google Book Search. So how do you go about becoming or not becoming a Google author? Gerhard Ruiss, author and managing director of the Austrian Writers’ ... beri naprej
[ 21.03.09 ] 21. marca je svetovni dan poezije. Odkar je UNESCO leta 1999 ta dan proglasil za svetovni dan poezije, potekajo vsako leto konec marca literarni večeri, razstave in podelitve nagrad v številnih državah širom sveta. Veliko kulturnih ustanov si pod pokroviteljstvom zduženih narodov prizadeva za odkritje poetičnih trenutkov v vsakdanu in za praznovanje lirike. Tako na primer v Nemčiji ... beri naprej
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[ 02.11.07 - 12:39 ] [ Komentar je sestavil Peter Troxler ] Libraries: Scanning Books OK, but not by Google, MS MacUpdate reports that a number of libraries, joined in the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), decided to actually pay for having their bookes scanned by the Open Content Alliance (OCA), rather than having Google or Microsoft scan them for free. The reason is, ...
[ 02.11.07 - 12:36 ] [ Komentar je sestavil Adi Blum ] Anti-Plagiarism Tech Traps Cheating Students According to silicon.com University admissions body Ucas ran a trial of a CopyCatch software on 50,000 university applications last year because of rising numbers of students bootlegging material for the personal statement section of the form. Around five per cent - ...
[ 22.10.07 - 16:03 ] [ Komentar je sestavil Redaktion ]
By Dr. Peter Troxler
An interesting discussion on librarything (http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=21167) on the question if writers would rather prefer being paid or being read. It turns out that it's all about "I love it when people read my work" and "I don't want someone else making money from my writing while I don't", acknowledging that it is nice to get paid (even if it only "puts me roughly at the same wage level as a banana picker in Guatemala") and that "publishers have a wider range of readers than most individuals".
What do you think?