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“Neither Russia nor Ukraine will get what they want”

2022-05-13T07:19:27.921Z

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - How does a jurist look at the greatest conflict of our time? Best-selling author Bernhard Schlink is a specialist in East-West relations and has vivid memories of the Cold War. For him, one factor is decisive.



By Jan Küveler

(Die Welt)

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In fact, the interview with Bernhard Schlink should have taken place during the literary festival Eventi letterari Monte Verità, organized in Ascona, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, in Ticino.

This is where the jurist and writer, who became famous in the 90s with

Le Liseur

, presented his new novel

Die Enkelin

.

The theme of the evening was "

 The destructive force of the past 

", the central subject of the novel.

But another destructive force, it very current, thwarted our plans: the sudden food poisoning which struck our editor.

Fortunately, the interview was finally able to be arranged via Zoom.

DIE WELT.-

You are one of the rare German writers even

Bunte

magazine is interested in.

Do you find that ironic given how serious they are?

Bernhard SCHLINK.-

It is Ruth Geiger, the marvelous press attaché of the Diogenes editions, who tells me what I must do in terms of the press.

One day she offered me

Bunte

magazine ...

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Source: lefigaro

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