Literature

Hyacinths

Music echoes far away; but here is silent night, The plants breathe on me with a slumbering scent. I have always, always thought yours; I want to sleep, but you must dance. It does not stop, it races without ceasing; The candles burn and the violins scream, Divide it...

Hiker’s Night Song

Above all peaks Is rest, In all treetops Do you feel Hardly a breath; The birds are silent in the forest. Just wait! Soon You rest too. ………………………. (J. W. v. Goethe) …………………………………..   ...

Der Erlkönig (The King of Alders)

Who rides through night and wind at this time of night? It's the father with his child; He must have the boy in his arms, He'll grab him, keep him warm. My son, why do you hide your face? – You see, Father, not the Erl King? The alder king with crown and tail? My son,...

The Ravens

One of my most beautiful memories. I was finally back in the mountains, on the dusty paths I loved so much. Soon I was sideways through the undergrowth, climbed along a dry brook bed and finally came to an untouched snow surface that lasted the summer up here. Just as...
Hiker’s Night Song

Hiker’s Night Song

Above all peaks Is rest, In all treetops Do you feel Hardly a breath; The birds are silent in the forest. Just wait!...

The Ravens

The Ravens

One of my most beautiful memories. I was finally back in the mountains, on the dusty paths I loved so much. Soon I was...

Hölderlin Poems

Hölderlin Poems

"All around is the city at rest; the illuminated street becomes silent, And decorated with torches, the wagons rush...

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The Godfather

The Godfather

For centuries, people believed in the fairy tale of the wolf as a wild beast. Who threatens our survival and lives in...

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An Ordinary Marriage

An Ordinary Marriage

I always smile when I see the young boys strutting around, fluffing up and making noise, just so that finally a girl...

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The Giver

The Giver

„Freedom, Equality, Fraternity" This outcry blew through the rotten timberwork of Europe's oldest monarchy like a...

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Bel Ami

Bel Ami

Can you love an impostor? Can you understand an apparent sociopath? Maybe even admire him? At least for a few moments?...

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The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums

Poems  speak of beauty and loneliness at their core. And for me, both are in the mountains.   Do you know that...

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Most of the books dealing with the future are curious at best. Whether Jules Verne is arguing about a balloon flight...

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Der Immensee

Der Immensee

In Tonio Kröger I encountered the words: "I want to sleep, but you have to dance." All week I've been thinking about...

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Confusion

Confusion

I got to know about Stefan Zweig and his works rather late in my life. I remember attending a boring party of a...

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