German Literature

How JRR Tolkien became the father of fantasy

On January 3, 1892, Mabel Tolkien gave birth to her first son, John Ronald Reuel, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Later known as JRR, he would create a literary universe that would become known around the world, making him one of the most famous writers of all time. Tolkien’s mother, however, …

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How hatred of women fuels the far right

When Lyndon McLeod shot dead two men and three women in a rampage that included two tattoo parlors, a hotel and a private home in Denver last month, it didn’t come out of nowhere. In one of the novels in his self-published trilogy, he described the murder of people – …

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RTL Today – Calling all bookworms: The Green Library; The first second-hand bookstore in Luxembourg

The very first second-hand bookstore in Luxembourg promotes sustainability, a circular economy and affordable access to education. Was your New Year’s resolution to find out more? Well you’re in luck, because the very first Luxembourg second-hand bookstore has launched online under the name The Green Library. The Green Library offers …

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Non-sensual similitudes: language, poetics and psychiatry

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is widely regarded as the most important theoretician of German-speaking culture of the first half of the 20th century.1 During an intellectual career that crossed and combined Jewish mysticism and political Marxism, he maintained high productivity despite long-standing depressive tendencies, but ultimately committed suicide when his desperate …

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Bucks County New Years Career Fair next week at Neshaminy Mall

The New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start. If you’re unemployed or looking for a better opportunity, gather your resume, dress to impress, and head to the Bucks County New Years Career Fair on Wednesday January 12 at the Neshaminy Mall. I saw on Facebook that it …

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3 things to do today in Bangalore

Bangalore Mirror Desk / Updated: January 6, 2022, 6:00 AM IST Dance show Inspired by the great architectural wonders of southern India, in particular the Vijayanagara empire, Sthavara-Jangama explores the amorphous relationships we humans have with the landscapes and built architectures that surround us. By placing live actions of dancers …

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‘Fun fact’ about Steph Curry’s Hebrew tattoo is causing a stir on Twitter – J.

Earlier this month, Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry set a new NBA record for most 3-point hoops when he gutted No. 2,974 in a game against the Knicks from New York. On December 28, he reached number 3,000 in front of his audience at the Chase Center in San …

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How the first “viral” media sparked a peasant uprising in Germany

The Protestant Reformation was a period of religious and political upheaval caused by corruption in the Roman Catholic Church. With the dissolution of medieval feudalism in the early 16th century, newly proletarianized workers and peasants experienced many of the same inequalities. In the German-speaking regions of central Europe, former serfs …

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From Bella Hadid to Shanina Shaik, how some Arab stars celebrate the holiday season

“I’m not afraid to tell the truth”: Jordanian filmmaker Darin Sallam discusses “Farah” DJEDDAH: When Kuwait-born Jordanian filmmaker Darin Sallam was a child, she was told the story of Radieh, a young Palestinian woman who watched from a locked cellar as the disaster devoured her village. Hidden by her father, …

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