Literature

Where they burn books …

Where they burn books ...by Andrea Strobl"Where they burn books, they end up burning people."As is well known, this sentence comes from Heinrich Heine and is used today above all in connection with the Third Reich - understandable, since Heine's words seem almost...

Victorian literature – something like a foreword …

Victorian literature - something like a foreword ...       by Christiane Wilms Victorian literature - something like a foreword ...       by Christiane Wilms...which makes no claim to completeness, but is merely intended to give a rough...

Adalbert Stifter’s background and education as the basis of his idea of education

Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868) grew up as a simple farmer’s son in Oberplan in southern Bohemia, at that time still part of the Habsburg monarchy. The superficially idyllic rural life is marked by toil and labour. None of the villagers would have predicted a great future for little “Bertl” …

Hermann Hesse’s Calw – an overview

"In a small town"           by Meike Dahlström"In a Small Town" [1] - Hermann Hesse's CalwBut the most beautiful town of all that I know is Calw on the Nagold, a small, old, Swabian Black Forest town. [2]Thanks to Hermann Hesse (1877-1962),...
A story of reading

A story of reading

A story of readingby Andrea StroblWhat could be more fitting for a cultural platform like the "Leiermann" than to...

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies by Thomas Stiegler Our generation seems to have forgotten what its most important task is - to...

Man and Dog

Man and Dog

Man and Dog In our world it has become difficult to imagine a fulfilled life at all. We are so cut off from our roots,...

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The memorial palace

The memorial palace

The memorial palace von Thomas Stiegler I personally love the idea of being a reader. To occupy myself with words that...

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The White Tiger

The White Tiger

The White Tiger Is it really true that we pity the poor? Doesn't the prevailing worldview suggest that we should...

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Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf "Der Steppenwolf" was the first "real" book I read in my youth. I remember a neighbour of mine slipped it...

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Hesse Poems

Hesse Poems

Hesse Poems Today I would like to talk a little about the lyrical work of Hesse. But I must confess in advance that I...

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The Godfather

The Godfather

The Godfather For centuries, people believed in the tale of the wolf as a wild beast. Who threatens our survival and...

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