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The Great Return of Bret Easton Ellis: As The Shards…

The Great Return of Bret Easton Ellis: As The Shards…

Once a month, Anne-Catherine Simon and Bettina Steiner invite you to their “Bücherei” to discuss three books. This time they are: “Shrapnel” by Bret Easton Ellis, “Floating Practs” by Dzhevad Karasan and “Hunger” by Nutt Hamsun.

About the podcast

With Bettina Steiner and Anne-Katherine Simon Die Presse has two of the most important literary critics in the country. From June 11th, the literary duo will be talking about books once a month: they’re taking out a “book in all windows” which is a well-received new release; – The book of the hour on an urgent topic. and a “hidden book” that they would recommend to friends. A podcast for people looking for good reading material, but also for those who want to know more about the book and the author.

from now on Once a month on Saturday On Presse and wherever there are podcasts.

Excerpts from the text: Clemens Patek

Produced by: Aaron Ulsacher, Georg Jeffrey /
Editing/Pregnancy: Anna Wallner

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Discussed in this episode:

Bret Easton Ellis: The Shards, from Stefan Kleiner’s American English, Keppenhaer & Wich

Dzivad Krassan: Floating Practice, from Bosnian by Katharina Wolf-Grishabber, Surcamp

Knut Hamsun: Hunger, translated from Norwegian by Ulrich Sonnenberg, Manse

Previous episodes:

Library No. 1: Sibel Berg and the Horror of Mariupol

Library #2: Paris explodes outside the window

Library #3: Is incest the last chance for great love?

Library #4: J.K. Rowling investigates trolls – and a ghost from Ukraine

Library #5: Robert Minas: The failure of Europe can be both funny and terrible

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Library #6: Christianity and the Father Accused

Library #7: What don’t they eat human flesh?

If you’d like to join the discussion or would like to pick up a book, write to us at [email protected]. You can find the “Press” library on Spotify, an AppleYouTube or Amazon Find and subscribe to Prime.