Die Fantasie ist der Sonntag der Erinnerung
(Fantasy is Memory’s Day of Rest)
Zug Anthology of East-Central and Southeast European Literature
Foreword by Ilma Rakusa
Published by essais agités, Zurich 2021 (volume 6)
310 pages, 28 Swiss francs (Environmental Impact Assessment EIA)
The book (in German) is available at the essais agités webshop or in bookshops.
20 years ago, the Landis & Gyr Foundation in Zug launched its grant programme for artists, writers and cultural professionals in East-Central and Southeast Europe. Since then, numerous acclaimed authors from this region have contributed to enriching cultural life in Switzerland. With the Zug Anthology, readers can explore a body of literature that is characterised by an astonishing thematic range and literary vitality.
With texts by Gabriela Adameșteanu, Jasmina Ahmetagić, Eugenijus Ališanka, Jurij Andruchowytsch, Zsófia Balla, Zsófia Bán, Lavinia Branişte, Zóltan Csehy, Tadeusz Dąbrowski, László Darvasi, Jacek Dehnel, Radka Denemarková, Daša Drndić, Dzmitry Dzmitrieŭ, Virág Erdős, Filip Florian, Georgi Gospodinov, Ervina Halili, Nora Iuga, Lejla Kalamujić, Dzevad Karahasan, László Krasznahorkai, Zsolt Láng, Luljeta Lleshanaku, Nikola Madžirov, László Marton, Saida Mustajbegovic, Lajos Parti Nagy, Ales Rasanaŭ, Tomasz Różycki, Jaroslav Rudiš, Faruk Šehić, Aleš Šteger, Olga Tokarczuk, Kinga Tóth, Serhij Zhadan.
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Landis & Gyr Foundation has issued a limited edition of a two-volume anniversary publication. In addition to the literary anthology “Die Fantasie ist der Sonntag der Erinnerung”, the second volume, “Landis & Gyr Foundation 1971–2021”, relates many interesting facts about the history of the Landis & Gyr Foundation and the Landis & Gyr Group, which was established in 1905.
The complete text of "Landis & Gyr Foundation 1971–2021" (in German and English) is available here as a PDF.