Der Zuschauer

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Archive for July 2009

Grabbe Speaks Out

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Of late I have been reading: D. H. Lawrence’s Studies in Classic American Literature (a mad but brillant book), George Steiner’s little book on Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Tieck’s Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen, To Begin Where I am: Selected Essays by Czeslaw Milosz, And What Coleridge Thought by Owen Barfield, Witold Gombrowicz’s Polish Memories, and the St. Petersburg Dialogues of Joseph de Maistre.

I write to you from the South Island of New Zealand where the recent huge earthquake resulted in 4 kilometers being added to the South Island in the direction of Australia. From here I will also be reporting on India’s launch of its first nuclear submarine. Max Klinger is in the Marianas Trench. Ekaterina Degout is in Moscow trying to figure out what is going on in regard to historical writing about the Second World War, and also to see if Joseph Stalin actually receives the highest vote for greatest Russian of all time, Stalin being of course a Georgian.

Thomas Shadewell has remained on Guam Island and is ably keeping the lid on as well as closely watching developments in regard to North Korea and its nuclear fire-works.

My best regards,
Christian Grabbe
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Our Century, Your Century

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The great poet and jailbird: Alexsander Wat

Verbum sat est.

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July 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

Guam Island Battalions

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Dear Reader,
This is a photograph of a recent editorial meeting of our dramaturgical staff. The discussion seems to be about the term realism.

Christian Grabbe

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July 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

We Lose Another Giant: Kolakowski

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It is with great sadness and all due respect that we note the translation of Leszek Kolakowski out of this material life.

Max Klinger et al.

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July 23, 2009 at 9:25 am