A quietly life-affirming study of the passage from childhood to old age of an unassuming man, shortlisted for the International Booker
Historical fiction, taking in mysticism, folk tale and the 17th century’s Thirty Years War, with a light touch and sly humour
The contrasting work of artists Klimt and Schiele
My review of a 60s novel of life in an Austrian feminist-lite dystopia – can’t be worse than anything we’re experiencing right now can it? Oh, wait.