German Literature

Trump finds support for his own media business

Former President Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday he had raised the investment money to start his own publicly traded media company, in an attempt to reinsert himself into the online public conversation of which he has largely been. absent since Twitter and Facebook banned it after the January 6 …

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Why are so many Americans quitting their jobs?

Bye. Goodbye. Adios. Sayonara. In recent times, workers have repeated such words to their bosses. Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.3 million Americans, or 2.9% of the total workforce, left their jobs in August. It was a record month, building on previous record months. “The …

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Review of Pat Barker’s new Trojan War novel

As tonic as such revisionism may be, Barker’s rewriting of Homer had some crippling flaws. The characterization was disappointing and superficial; Homer’s depiction of men, in particular, exhibited few of the empathic nuances so admirable in previous books, as if narrative reversal alone was enough, in Barker’s eyes, to make …

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Challengers Tour Finals: Pragg and Yoo succeed

Three and out The two players who qualified for the Julius Baer Challengers Tour final certainly made a strong impression on Saturday. As Christopher Yoo beat Awonder Liang 3-0, Praggnanandhaa got the better of Vincent Keymer with a score of 2½-½ – moreover, the Indian prodigy agreed to draw in …

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The Nobel Prize for Dark Literature

Another year in which the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to a writer whom I have never read – and I am beginning to despair. Does the Swedish Nobel Committee want to present me as a Philistine? I ask myself this question even as I declare that I …

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