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...
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....

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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Hesse Poems

Hesse Poems

Today, I would like to talk about the lyrical work of Hesse. I must admit that I am not very fond of poems. Yet I’m...

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Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf (originally “Der Steppenwolf”) was the first real book I read in my younger days. I still remember my desk...

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