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Literature in Simple Language

Dear Sir or Madam,

Culture and literature for everybody! That is what the literature house in Frankfurt, Germany took up the cause of with their new project. The aim is to make literary texts accessible also in Simple Language. We asked Hauke Hückstädt to tell a little bit more about the project "Frankfurt. This is your story. Literature in Simple Language".

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Nadine Lormis
Editorial Team

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"Hardly any texts by famous authors are specifically written in Simple Language"

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Photo: Hauke Hückstädt; Copyright: Bookster Frankfurt Stephan Jockel
Literature should be accessible to all – including people who depend on texts written in Simple English. A project in Frankfurt, Germany, now wants to make this possible. spoke with Hauke Hückstädt, the director of the Literaturhaus Frankfurt (English: House of Literature Frankfurt) about the "Frankfurt, deine Geschichte. Literatur in Einfacher Sprache" (English: Frankfurt. This is your story. Literature in Simple Language) project.
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