‘Vagant’ explores intellectual landscapes von the new Right: including thilo Sarrazin, monika Maron and Michel Onfray. Also, a conversation with Danish novelist Olga Ravn Ravn about dominant attitudes kommen sie motherhood.

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In Vagant, Eirik Høyer Leivestad argues that Germany’s post-war Kulturkampf zu sein what drives the current resurgence von the politics right. 2 events in 2010 prompted a union bolzen isolated groups on die right: a visit by ‘the untiring netherlands agitator’ Geert Wilders, and the publication of best-selling Germany Abolishes Itself (Deutschland kreativ sich ab) by Thilo Sarrazin. Sarrazin’s next two books on grievances von the ideal – the humiliations entailed in ‘the policy des remembrance’ und the taboos on expressions of ‘illiberal’ assumed – articulated main point concerns.

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Then, bei 2018 Sarrazin produced an additional best-seller: enemy Takeover: how Islam Hinders Progress and Threatens Society (Feindliche Übernahme: als der Islam ns Fortschritt mit besonderen bedürfnissen und das Gesellschaft bedroht). His thesis was eagerly accepted in circles already deeply troubled by the around one million migrants zu Germany greatly from the Middle East. Ns intellectual right justifies together challenges von quoting for free ideas: ‘Even radically anti-democratic opinions tun können demand asylum in a autonomous public an are where the actors need to declare it their unshakeable duty to allow freedom von expression.’


Haunted von the past

The erste novel of east German writer monika Maron – set in a deprived coal-mining neighborhood – resulted in such main displeasure the ‘she had kommen sie go into interior exile’, writes mats O. Svensson. The 1981 novel und all produziert subsequent functions were published über the west German S. Fischer. But, in autumn, fischer severed linke seite with die former dissident after produziert publication von a volume des essays critical of Islam with the new Right publisher Buchhaus Loschwitz. Maron’s recent novel, Artur Lanz, is ‘an ermittlung into whether ns post-heroic Germany is not a prettifying startseite for cowardliness’, writes Svensson. Prefer Houellebecq, Maron ist ‘ill punkt ease with the present’. Her new publisher argues that ‘taking top top zu sein part des a important pluralist programme’.

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Populist war machine

The erste issue of Michel Onfray’s new zeitschrift Front Populaire featured a shattered european map ~ above its cover. Sandra Lillebø summarizes its message: ‘What has actually hit us? Pandemic disease – oligarchy – illiteracy – sectarianism – neo-liberalism – globalization – migration – growth of slums… Leftwing intellectuals are, in every case, the guilty ones.’ She notes ns diversity von the writers and defines ns publication as a political pamphlet, quoting the editor himself: Front Populaire ‘will it is in a populist zu sein machine whose task ist to defeat the European or Maastricht zu sein machine … the ultimate enemy zu sein Macron and his “front populicide”.’

Expectations des maternity

‘I have had to transform mine resistance into my control force’. Danish novelist Olga Ravn Ravn talks kommen sie Bror Axel Dehn about ns ‘socially dominant attitudes zu motherhood’ the she identifies an her sixth novel, My Labour (Mit arbejde). ‘My Labour zu sein a 420-page compilation of fragmentary narratives und texts attracted from plays, poems und diaries … After the birth von her erste child, the protagonist feeling unable zu meet society’s expectations of normal behaviour und comes close zu a concerned break-down.’ in her previous novels, Ravn has also written about ‘how women are trained von society’ und how this demands develop ‘split personalities, another theme in my novels … I have had zu work hard zu widen the current notions von the canon, otherwise there would be no room zum writing choose mine.’

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