Schlagwort-Archive: Danube Monarchy

12|03|27: The Nicobar Islands (2005)

In September 2005 author Simron Jit Singh and I published  the book  „The Nicobars Islands. Cultural Choices in the Aftermath of the Tsunami“ (Czernin Verlag). Its subject is the archipelago in the Indian Ocean, which was devastated by the tsunami in December 2004. Singh describes the culture of this very isolated people – and the confrontation with today’s world that flooded the islands like a second tsunami in the form of disaster relief activities and  bureaucracy. (How menial the indigenous population is treated in these confrontations is the subject of a report in the Observer from early 2012 on the neighbouring Andaman islands.)


12|02|18: Schönbrunn – Myth and Truth

It is ten years ago that I published the book “Big Animals in Schönbrunn” (“Große Tiere in Schönbrunn”) which Eva Menasse in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung then kindly described as “iconographic reference work“. Last year the Viennese publisher Christian Brandstätter asked me whether I would like to return to this playground for his series “Myth and Truth”. This book is being released these days, pleasantly enough in German (see first chapter auf Deutsch) and English (translated by Martin Kelsey), superbly tended and nursed by Elisabeth Hölzl and Barbara Sternthal. Küß die Händ’. Find below the first chapter.