Else Lasker-Schüler

Else Lasker student: “My heart”

Unmatched, provocative, cheerful and desperate: the Expressionist poet wrote a farewell to a marriage – and to an entire era. A woman writes letters to her husband. The marriage – her second – is in the process of dissolution. She talks about various love affairs, encounters and dreams, gossip and gossip in Read more…

"So, here's where people come to live, I'd rather think it's going to die here." 

Rainer Maria Rilke: “The Records of Malte Laurids Brigge”

A diary-like text without action, without chronology becomes the pioneer of modern narration. With Rilke’s only novel, the identity crisis becomes the subject of literature.  Hard to believe, but here is the talk of Paris, the dazzling cultural capital of the Fin de Siècle. But in Rilke’s novel, nothing of their splendor Read more…

Writer Robert Walser

Robert Walser: “Jakob von Gunten”

It is the most enigmatic book by the Swiss writer. About one who rebels by being completely subordinate, makes himself small. The portrait of the devout revolutionary of literary history.   One knows this story from innumerable novels: A young man moves abroad, leaves father and mother to dare new things. Adventures are Read more…

Kombobild May - Corbyn

The UK is in a very difficult fashion

May have just dropped back to the polls after the parliament dismissed the draft resolution on the withdrawal from the EU. British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun negotiating with other political leaders in an uprising on the future of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. It’s coming after Mrs. May Read more…