Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – German Literature Month 2012

Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish… Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. I was under the misconception, that this book was actually aboutContinue reading “Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – German Literature Month 2012”

The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig – German Literature Month 2012

This is my slightly late post about The Royal Game / Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig that I read for the first week of the German Literature Month 2012. About the book (from here): Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off toContinue reading “The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig – German Literature Month 2012”

Two Poems based in Folklore – German Literature Month 2012

The German Literature Month 2012 is hosted by Caroline at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy at Lizzy’s Literary Life. The first week is for novellas, plays and poems. I read two books of poems, one by Goethe and another by Heinrich Heine. This post is about two fascinating poems, which are based, to anContinue reading “Two Poems based in Folklore – German Literature Month 2012”

German Literature Month 2012

German Literature Month!! I can’t believe I forgot about this. This is a one-month event (naturally) hosted by  Caroline of Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy of Lizzy’s Literary Life. Last year I had a blast participating in the event and discovered some great authors like Heinrich Boell, Ferdinand von Schirach, Joseph Roth. ThisContinue reading “German Literature Month 2012”