Bücher | Books - Part 10

posted by usha on 2005/07/26 09:42

[ Bücher | Books ]

The recently established free accessible online magazine on German culture Signandsight.com (first reactions on the launch to be viewed here) is a kind of an English mirror-site of the well-known site Perlentaucher.

The self-description is as follows:

We provide a lively and informative view of cultural and intellectual life in Germany. Each day the Perlentaucher editors comb the cultural pages of the major German-language newspapers, summarising and quoting from the keynote articles. signandsight.com then selects the most important summaries, and translates them into English.
The result is "In Today's Feuilletons", which appears every day (Monday-Friday) at 11am, summarising the major debates, events and cultural highlights of the German-speaking. Where possible we link to the articles themselves, and provide many other links to noteworthy people, events and institutions.

In our "Features" section, we publish English translations of a selection of especially interesting feuilleton articles in their entirety: two or three a week. Topics range from history, society and opinion to books and film to the graphic and performing arts. For example, we feature articles by Peter Kümmel on the East-West split in the German theatre scene, Andrzej Stasiuk on the World War One cemeteries on the Eastern front, Jörg Friedrich on the Allied bombing of Dresden and Götz Aly on the Nazi memorials in Berlin and "Hitler's Volksstaat".
"Books this Season" is a selection of the most interesting and most discussed (for better or worse) recent literature in German.

In addition, we are starting up a new "B-Log", featuring goings-on in Berlin. For daily updates, you can subscribe to our newsletter or use our RSS newsfeed.


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