The Mussel Feast, tr. Jamie Bulloch (2013. Original: Das Muschelessen, 1990) is a novella about the collapse of a man’s rule over his family during the course of an evening. 1,566 more words
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I was not planning to read yet another book about you, nor anything related to the Mann family, but Gunna Wendt’s Erika und Therese: Erika Mann und Therese Giehse – Eine Liebe zwischen Kunst und Krieg… 555 more words
The short-story “A Wicked Voice”, published in the collections Hauntings (1890) and The Virgin of the Seven Daggers (1962, posthumously published), combines elements of a Faustian pact, a bewitching Sirens’ song, and a fall from grace, so as to convey one’s own enslavement through art. 1,147 more words
Jill (1884) is a fast-pacing coming of age story with subtle social commentary and strong feminist undertones.
The novel centres on the eponymous heroine, Jill, the strong-minded, tomboyish daughter of a well-to-do squire. 559 more words