Archive for Balkans

Finally: a good book on historical vampirism in the 18th century

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 28 March 2017 by delclem
vamp copyThomas M. Bohn: Der Vampir. Ein europäischer Mythos. Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau 2016. 368 S. Review in German

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 11 January 2014 by delclem

Fare Well Illyria “As a reporter for the prestigious New York Times, the author David Binder interviewed many of the leading political figures of the Balkans (Illyria). He also sought out the area’s intellectuals, many of them critical of their leaders, and everyday people who provide a sense of daily life. He devotes a chapter to each ethnic group from Vlachs to Serbs, talks about their differences and similarities, and does so without giving offense. He also provides a short historical account of the various places he visits, which deepens our understanding of the local cultures.” >more (c) CEU Press, 2013

Monument-Building Boom in the Balkans

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 29 June 2013 by delclem

Oluja 95

“Hundreds of war memorials have been built since the Balkan conflicts, but some governments exert no control over how much public money is spent or whether new monuments provoke ethnic tensions.” >text (c) 2013


The Serbian Chetniks & the Jews

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 15 May 2013 by delclem

British historian Marco Attila Hoare explores the ugly sides of World War Two & the Holocaust in the Balkans: the hidden agenda of local nationalism/s. >text (c) KOSOVO-NEWS 2013

Balkan Gay Pride Made Joyful

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 20 October 2012 by delclem

“A homophobic, middle-aged Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country…” The surpise success movie in the Western Balkans this Fall. It promotes nothing less than the Utopian reconcilation of the ex-Yugoslav peoples (or, of their gangsters, at least;) over the protection of Serbian LGBT rights. Or does it take to be a mobster to support gays and lesbians (which would be a less nice message)?

Balkan Flair in Vienna

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 10 January 2012 by delclem

“The book Balkanmeile – 24 Stunden Ottakringer Strasse offers a portrait of a street of Vienna that has attracted attention over the last few years on account of its migrant inhabitants. Review (c), 2012

PS: “this is the Balkans”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 22 December 2011 by delclem

Punk playing (with) stereotypes on the region & the New World order

This is the Balkans here,
Fragrant flowers,
Totally incomprehensible to the whole world…