One of my favorite authors, a writer alongside the ranks of Joyce, Beckett and Proust. And here is a rarissimum of some kind: a recording with her voice. Fascinating talk about language and words… !!
The 10 Zappa books have arrived !!! Walter Aue, a 87 year old writer living in a tiny village in East Germany http://www.walter-aue.de has written over a period of 2 years essays relating to any imaginable subject regarding culture, which often took him across the world during his fascinating rich and interesting life. These particular […]
It is always a great delight for a British mystery enthusiast like myself to discover new and obscure writers from the Golden Age of crime mystery. The more obscure the better ! Now Elizabeth Gill has been reprinted, a British autor who only lived for 32 years. ( 1902-1934 ) Hence her output is small: […]
This is an artist to my liking: he writes essays and relates some of his observations to cats !! A whole series of 10 books and one particular cat called ZAPPA is the background for some fascinating writings which take the author across Europe, it also describes the musings of an older person looking back on […]
Now that the USA is –as of yesterday –governed by a cretinous individual, who represents huge parts of the financial and military US establishment ( incl. some unsavoury people a la the new education secretary, whose wealth is based on the pyramid selling company “Amway”, others belong to the ever so respectable hedge fund community and Wall Street […]
For those who like British crime mysteries and like them old style ( not the fashionable concept of mixing social problems,inspectors with alcohol problems and personality disorders, addressing gender issues or God knows what else with a good mystery yarn ), and for those of us who just want a really good story, a great […]
Paul K.Feyerabend gave this interview one year before his death in 1994. One of the most interesting statements regarding philosophy I have come across ( In German ).
The great philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein was a known reader of mystery books, he particularly liked the hard-boiled style of Norbert Davis, whose few books I can recommend most highly. Here is an illuminating article by crime expert Josef Hofmann about that philosopher’s pastime, the connections between philosophical thinking and crime novels…quite fascinating http://www.mysteryfile.com/NDavis/Wit.html
Very interesting questions raised with that obscure and somewhat infamous manuscript from the middle ages, the “Voynich manuscript”. Considered by some as a hoax it poses the question how much of art is intelligable and how much of its meaning is –intentionally or unintentionally –left in the dark. The excellent article by Michael LaPointe in […]
THE most interesting and profound film about W G Sebald so far ! Very astute observation by Katie Mitchell ( theatre director ) in this film by comparing Sebalds style with Virginia Woolfe’s novel “The Waves”: ” …an attempt to capture perception in all its fleeting and fast way we perceive and we put things […]