+++ This project was discontinued in 2007 +++
In times gone by, writers, journalists, scientists and
artists in Berlin would meet in a Berliner Zimmer to make contact with
similar-minded people, engage in debate and exchange views, and also to read
and listen to readings from the latest books. (Read more about the literary
Our Berliner Zimmer serves a similar function on the internet. It is a virtual literary salon, which aims to inform you about online German literature and to provide a forum for discussion for both readers and writers alike. We also offer artists from Berlin the opportunity to present their work. Although produced independently, Berliner Zimmer is open to everyone.
We provide annotated links to other online resources, essays and journalistic texts about German literature online, the opportunity to make new contacts in our chat room or to simply publicise your own home page. Find some of the spirited satires from Jan Ulrich Hasecke’s “Sudelbuch” or read regular reviews of the literary magazine Macondo. Every month we feature a highly recommendable book, which has either been published on the internet or discusses other literature available on the web. For an overview of the content of our website, check out our link Das Magazin.
In our Berliner Zimmer lesser-known artists from Berlin also get the chance to present their work to the public. Erosa, our online erotic literature magazine attempts to explore the secret and mystical void between love and sex. Beyond the customary pornography found all too often on the net, we have been publishing tasteful erotic texts and pictures in Erosa for two years.
And there’s more …
Since November 1999 around fifty registered writers have been contributing to a common online diary (Tagebau) and since November 2001 Peter M. Stephan has been leading you through the Berlin literary scene with his Literaturführer Berlin (Berlin literary guide).
Our website is a meeting place, which
offers guidance in the diverse and at times confusing world of online
section attempts to bridge the gap between the writer and the reader.
Our Berliner Zimmer is the same as the
legendary salons of the past – open to all, but privately run.
Although an independent initiative,
Berliner Zimmer comes to life through the various works contributed by its
visitors. Journalistic and scientific texts, such as essays on online
literature, interviews or contributions to Erosa are always more than
that may help us to continue with our work would be very much
Journalists will find all the latest
news and pictures in our “virtual press lounge”.
So … welcome to our virtual literary
salon! Enjoy your visit.
(Translation: Cathy Ahearne)
Copyright Sabrina Ortmann und Enno E. Peter 1998-2003