Tag Archives: Germany

Book Review: Martin Luther

Martin Luther:  The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World, by Eric Metaxas I think this book is better as a discussion of the context of Luther’s life and action than it is as a biography, but it’s still … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Expressionists

The Expressionists, by Wolf-Dieter Dube I read this book, which is definitely out of my usual reading pattern [1], and which I read because it is a work translated by German and I took a challenge to read a certain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat And Mouse

Cat And Mouse, by Günter Grass I have some mixed thoughts on this book, but at the same time it is a book that I found to be very striking and touching in many ways.  The author won a Nobel … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Place In The Country

A Place In The Country, by W.G. Sebald I must say that for the most part I am not particularly enthusiastic about the writers/artists that W.G. Sebald finds to be particularly inspirational in this book.  That said, I did find … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Natural History Of Destruction

On The Natural History Of Destruction, by W.G. Sebald Having never read any of Sebald’s prose writing before, I did not know what to expect when reading this book on the writing about the destruction of Germany from an insider … Continue reading

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Book Review: Across The Land And the Water

Across The Land And The Water:  Selected Poems, 1964-2001, by W.G. Sebald Having previously seen that W.G. Sebald could handle longer poems with considerable skill, I read this book hoping that he could handle shorter poems as well and I … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Nature

After Nature, by W.G. Sebald I find it rather serendipitous how I encounter some writers.  As a fond reader of good contemporary poetry [1], I might have encountered his works eventually at random in the library.  However, it so happened … Continue reading

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Book Review: Schottenfreude

Schottenfreude:  German Words For The Human Condition, by Ben Schott This book has a particular audience in mind, namely those who are impressed or intrigued or amused by the ability of the German language to contain thoughtful words based on … Continue reading

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Der Untergang (After W.G. Sebald)

i. “You ask me why I chose exile over death?  That is an easy question to answer.  After all, a live chicken is better than a dead lion.  Germany will be ruined by Hitler, there is no doubt about it.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Lucky Child

A Lucky Child:  A Memoir Of Surviving Auschwitz As A Young Boy, by Thomas Buergenthal This book is part of genre of literature that I must admit I am familiar with but seldom enjoy reading, and that is memoirs of … Continue reading

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