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Hermann Hesse about trees & home

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. 665 more words


The Sydney Siege

The death of two innocent and evidently heroic individuals in the Sydney Siege is a terrible tragedy and one cannot feel anything but deep sympathy for their families and friends, and indeed those of everyone affected by this appalling crime, including the police and/or soldiers who brought it to an end. 223 more words

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In Secret We Thirst by Hermann Hesse

Graceful, spiritual,
with the gentleness of arabesques
our life is similar
to the existence of fairies
that spin in soft cadence
around nothingness
to which we sacrifice… 69 more words


“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

Hermann Hesse

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My Year in Novellas

A novella is a fictional, prose narrative that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. Novellas are generally about 20,000 – 50,000 words. 455 more words


Weihnachtszeit = Lesezeit

Meine Literaturrubrik hinkt leider ein wenig hinterher. Zeit, etwas daran zu ändern!

An Lesestoff hat es mir in letzter Zeit nicht gefehlt. Nur leider ist der Weg vom Lesen zum Schreiben manchmal sehr steinig und so war ich sehr glücklich darüber, als Yannic mir ein wenig die Arbeit abgenommen hat und einen der besten Romane, die ich in diesem Jahr zu lesen bekam, … 697 more words


Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint

I’ve had a tatty, ancient secondhand copy of this for years; finally I decided I ought to read it before I got rid. And what a disappointment. 339 more words