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Barbara Eder
Das Anhalten einer Eiszeit
Ice Age on hold
Martin Engberg
Schaden nehmen
Taking damage
Michael Hammerschmid
Was bleibt
What remains
Mathias Jeschke
FROM NATURE / Outdoor pool
Witold Szabłowski
Tanzende Bären
Dancing bears


Towards the north
Rosa Liksom
Finnland, Lappland, Russland und ich
Finnland, Lapland, Russia and me
Per Olov Enquist
"Es ist ungeheuer langweilig nicht zu schreiben"
Über die Isolation des Nordens, die Verteidigung des Sports und die Grauzone zwischen Dokument und Fiktion
"Life without writing is terribly boring"
On the isolated North, on defending sports and on the grey zone between document and fiction
Alexander Ilitschewski
Ohne Mensch. Bilder aus den kalten Gegenden
Void of humans. Impressions from the cold
Jelena Fanajlowa
Sendschreiben in den Süden. Gedicht für Sascha Kabanow
Southwards missive. Poem for Sascha Kabanow
söngur frá silfuröld / lied aus dem silbernen zeitalter
söngur frá silfuröld / song from the silver age
Jon Fosse
Wellen von Stein
Waves of stone
Olli Jalonen
Der Glashändler, der die Farben roch
The glass merchant who could smell colours
Lotta Lotass
Schneevögel, Schwalben, Kraniche
Snowbirds, swallows and cranes
Michail Eisenberg
Herbst mit Gumiljow. Ein Dichtertreffen in Kaliningrad
Gumiljow in autumn. A meeting of poets in Kaliningrad
Andrej Rodionow
Aris Fioretos
Spekulationen über gefrorenes Wasser
Speculations on frozen water

Stefan Jonsson
Das Herz des Nordens
Heart of the North
Kirill Kobrin
Nordialismus. Imperialismus, Kolonialismus und der russische Norden
Nordialism. Imperialism, colonialism and the Russian North
Ortrun Veichtlbauer
Der Kaiser grüßt den Norden
Wilhelm II. und das Nordland-Panorama als Illusionsmaschine
Imperial greetings to the North
Wilhelm II.’s northland-panorama as an instrument of illusion
Gunnar D. Hansson
Die Wikinger. Von Ragnar Lodbrok zum Computerkriegsspiel
Überlegungen zu einem problematischen Heldentypus
Vikings. Problematic heroes
Moving from Ragnar Lodbrok to computer war games

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Esther Dischereit
"Blumen für Otello. Über die Verbrechen von Jena"
Ein Werkstattbericht
"Flowers for Otello. The Jena crimes"
The status quo

"Man trägt es wie eine Handtasche."
Über "Jewish spaces" und die Rolle des Jüdischen im Kulturbetrieb
Esther Dischereit im Gespräch
"To be carried like a handbag."
On "Jewish spaces" and the concept of Jewishness in the cultural industries
A conversation with Esther Dischereit


Florian Neuner
Nils Röller: Roth der Große
Thomas Eder
Gisela Steinlechner
Margret Kreidl: Einfache Erklärung. Alphabet der Träume
Christian Steinbacher
Andrea Winkler: König, Hofnarr und Volk. Einbildungsroman
Leopold Federmair
Francisco Ruiz Udiel: Jemand sieht mich weinen im Traum
Martin Malek
Irena Brežná: Die undankbare Fremde


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A finger pointing at the moon
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