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LITERATURE – The Basel area between two book covers

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The Basel area between two book covers

Four new literary publications from the region offer the readership gruesome sagas, historical retellings and – in dialect – morning stories.

There is new food for bookworms from Baselbieter Federn, among others from Rita Moll.

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The little piece of earth “from Schönebuech to Ammel, from Bölche to Rhy,” is known in the rest of Switzerland, if at all, only as the rustic Basel area. People use comical subjunctive tones, light bonfires against the merging of the cantons with the city, and once upon a time they were really big in the silk weaving scene.

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