Writing Europe

What is European about the Literatures of Europe? Essays from 33 European Countries
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372 pages

What do we mean by Europe? Thirty-three renowned authors from 33 European countries attempt an answer-in serious, ironic, skeptical, or optimistic tones. Their essays, written for the symposium held at the Literaturhaus Hamburg in 2003, reflect the astonishing diversity of European cultures. Not only are the style and experience of the individual authors remarkable for their distinctiveness, but their perspectives and views also appear to have little in common-at first glance.

The editors have created a unique literary project, a milestone in the vitally necessary cultural discourse about Europe.

Ursula Keller Germany  

Ilma Rakusa Switzerland  

Guðbergur Bergsson Island  

Andrei Bitov Russia  

Hans Maarten van den Brink The Netherlands  

Mircea Cărtărescu Romania  

Stefan Chwin Poland  

Aleš Debeljak Slovenia  

Jörn Donner Finland  

Mario Fortunato Italy  

Eugenio Fuentes Spain  

Jans Christian Grøndahl Denmark  

Durs Grünbein Germany  

Daniela Hodrová Czech Republic  

Panos Ioannides Cyprus  

Mirela Ivanova Bulgaria  

Lidia Jorge Portugal  

Dževad Karahasan Bosnia  

Fatos Lubonja Albania  

Adolf Muschg Switzerland  

Péter Nádas Hungary  

Emine Sevgi Özdamar Turkey  

Geir Pollen Norway  

Jean Rouaud France  

Robert Schindel Austria  

Ivan Štrpka Slovakia  

Richard Swartz Sweden  

Nikos Themelis Greece

 Emil Tode Estonia

 Colm Toibin Ireland  

Jean-Philippe Toussaint Belgium  

Dubravka Ugrešić Croatia  

Dragan Velikić Serbia  

Tomas Venclova Lithuania  

Māra Zālīte Latvia