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52 Ancestors: #9 Close to Home and Close to My Heart

Week 9 (Feb 26-Mar 4) – Close to Home. Which ancestor is the closest to where you live? Who has a story that hits “close to home”? 2,331 more words

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'Little Zaches, Great Zinnober' by E.T.A. Hoffmann


I was hoping to read E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr for GLM4 but as I feared I ran out of time. 1,402 more words

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The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann

What would German literature month be without E.T.A Hoffman? I recently read Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson which I thoroughly enjoyed, and since the collection opened with Hoffmann’s short story… 526 more words

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Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffman to Hodgson Edited by Darryl Jones

“But there are men, sane men, who are entirely of the opinion that it is quite within the bounds of reason to suppose that there may be what the world commonly calls spiritual manifestations–dealing with the seen and the unseen. 1,140 more words

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"My occe! Lovely occe!"

‘At that, however, Coppola stepped bodily into the room and, his wide mouth distorted into an ugly grin and his little eyes blazing out piercingly from under long grey eyelashes, said in a hoarse voice “Not barometer, not barometer! 27 more words

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THE BEST HALLOWEEN OPERA: TALES OF HOFFMANN

Yes, as if I wasn’t boring enough already I’m also into opera! Now, I know traditionally “the” Halloween Opera has always been Don Giovanni , … 1,134 more words

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A Miraculous Part of the Natural World

Stag Beetle, Albrecht Dürer, 1505


“It is indeed true,” wrote Albrecht Dürer, “that art is omnipresent in nature, and the true artist is he who can bring it out.” The… 403 more words

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