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  • The Turkish Chekhov: Some Remarks on Sait Faik

    by Michael K. Iwoleit It’s an irony that a man who carved out such a humble, peripheral existence, who never really managed to establish himself in ordinary life, who prefered…

  • The True Invisible. On William S. Burroughs‘ Life and Work

    by Horst Pukallus During his time in Tanger (Morocco), where he lived from 1954 to 1958 and wrote Naked Lunch, William Seward Burroughs, born in St. Louis in 1914, became…

  • The Master of the Unspoken. Remarks on Nirmal Verma

    by Michael K. Iwoleit Among the Hindi writers of his generation Nirmal Verma probably had the closest affinity to Europe and European literature. Decades before exile and alienation became a…

  • Uncle Saadat and the Great Manto

    by Michael K. Iwoleit In his moving memoir „Uncle Manto“ Hamid Jalal draws a distinctive line between the private man he knew and the public figure Manto. Manto – that…