Hyperbolic Heidelberg Appeal Distracts from Real Issues in Germany’s Literary Future

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Editorial by RĂ¼diger Wischenbart Is the glass half empty or half full? At the moment, German publishing circles are absorbed in a very public debate over the digital future, one that threatens to split the literary establishment from the younger generation of “digerati” and “digital natives.” The debate was prompted in March after literature professor Roland Reuss (at left) published …