Lit is a literary
society whose aim it is to increase the popularity of English language
literature in Austria.
two major literary festivals in 2006 and
2008 and has been curating and supporting readings, performances,
tours, competitions, and projects in schools, in various
in Vienna ever since.
Our English-language book
group has been running successfully since 2005.
One premise of The Book of Joan
is that the 21st century, for all its
technological advances, has returned us to pre-modern levels of
strife. There are children fighting once again; there are religious
land is seized at will. Yuknavitch takes three real people from
and reimagines them in a post-apocalyptic future. They are the romance
Jean de Meun (author of part of The
Romance of the Rose), his poetical adversary the
writer Christine de Pizan, described by Simone de Beauvoir as the first
to “take up her pen in defence of her sex”, and the girl warrior with
apparently magical powers, Joan of Arc. …An ambitious examination of
semiotics and warfare… moving and
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