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2015 in Review

I saw everyone doing End-of-the-Year things and decided to do a bit of a year in review for myself! First, we have some brief statistics about my reading, and then I gave “awards” to some books! 252 more words

Memes & Tags

So Fearsome a Blue; or, From Grandmother's House We Go (Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter, trans. Elizabeth Mayer and Marianne Moore)

Nothing against baby Jesus—I’m a major fan, actually, of the not-necessarily divine version—but, look, sit me down on Christmas Eve with my daughter in my lap, hold out the Gospel of Luke in one hand, Adalbert Stifter’s  238 more words

Three-Sentence Reviews

Weggebeizt (Iceland V)

I cannot think of a better description of glaciers than in Adalbert Stifter’s novella Bergkristall, where two young children, on their way home to their alpine village, get lost in a storm on a glacier. 53 more words


"Rock Crystal" by Adalbert Stifter

Hello! It’s Saturday, and rather than give you a discussion post, I thought I’d review a story I recently had to read for school. (Disclaimer: I do not let this influence my enjoyment of a piece of fiction where I can.) 430 more words


German Literature Month - Book Review - Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter

I discovered ‘Indian Summer’ by Adalbert Stifter through Jonathan’s review of it. But ‘Indian Summer’ was hard to get. And Jonathan said that his favourite Stifter novel was… 874 more words

Book Review

'Indian Summer' by Adalbert Stifter

Have you ever wondered what a novel would be like devoid of strife, war, tension, sex, violence, unreliable narrators, internal turmoil, wickedness, redemption, car-chases, gun-fights, zombies etc. 1,542 more words