Articles by Philip Oltermann
Ed Miliband's team is asking whether German guilds could solve Britain's labour problems
Critics of Bernhard Schlink's bestselling "The Reader" accused it of being an apology for Nazi evil. His new novel covers many of the same themes, but takes pains to distinguish right from wrong
Since his death in 2003, Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has undergone a process of sanctification. The Savage Detectives is a novel that teems with poets and literary movements, yet doesn't take...
Universal grammar is the most important theory in linguistics. Has the language of one tribe now disproved it?
Daniel Kehlmann's bestselling novel offers a comic view of some of Germany's great thinkers. In doing so, it mocks the very idea of German high culture
What does "psychogeography" mean? In the hands of Paul Auster and Iain Sinclair it is little more than a return to old routines