Literature Articles

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...

Hölderlin Poems

"All around is the city at rest; the illuminated street becomes silent, And decorated with torches, the wagons rush away." Evening, it is evening, and I am so tired.   Sometimes, when I raise my eyes, when I wander lonely through the streets and look at the grey...

The Godfather

For centuries, people believed in the fairy tale of the wolf as a wild beast. Who threatens our survival and lives in a world full of violence and brutality, in which only the right of the fittest counts. The wildest myths were about the leader, who was believed to be...

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Most authors try to tell us a nice story. They concentrate on the structure, take care of the plot and their language. And if they are good, then they show us a coherent world into which we can immerse ourselves.   Then there are a few authors who tell a good...
Hölderlin Poems

Hölderlin Poems

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

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...

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Most authors try to tell us a nice story. They concentrate on the structure, take care of the plot and their language....

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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Zweig Novellas

Zweig Novellas

You might have noticed already that this blog is not about following any official literary history. While there is a...

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Memory Palace

Memory Palace

It's really nice to be back to literature. I read that some of you have started reading the Steppenwolf, Demian or...

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Klingsors last summer

Klingsors last summer

It is nice that we are still having such a beautiful autumn. If the weather is good and you have some time to spare I...

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