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dale-estey's picture
Apr.08.2014
I have Berlin as a setting for two novels. I plan to write another dealing with Kafka during the time he lived in this city. I also have a film script with Berlin as a location. What can I say - the city intrigues me. So, when I find a posh hotel (too posh for me) in a...
william-thompson-ong's picture
Apr.05.2014
NOTE: I'm seeking your reaction to a series of chapters excised from THE MOUNTING STORM, which became a series of thrillers instead of the original stand-alone bio of a Nazi who crashed the U.S. publishing industry. Rolling Hills West, 1945 Stirling didn’t sleep at all. Several hours before...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.05.2014
I've often heard that the ones who see the wort of war don't talk about it; it's the "hang-backs" who see the glory, the romance to such nasty business. Still, time can heal somewhat, and so can a decades later memoir of conflicts such as the horrendous ones on the Eastern Front of WWII. ...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.18.2014
As my chipper bio describes, I owe my life to Hitler. Perhaps this makes my humour a tad off kilter. Kilter/Hitler. I amuse myself. Still, I am taken aback that a comic novel about Hitler is taking Germany by storm (there's a Trooper joke there). Its success gives the term 'publicity blitz' a whole...
susan-keefe's picture
Feb.20.2014
A fascinating story. About the book: If these old walls could talk, would you listen? When a house has a story to tell, historical events to relate and lives to share, it should be given a voice; especially when the house is French and possesses a certain “je ne sais quoi”. “Through These...
suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.06.2014
Feudalism was practiced throughout medieval Europe. The word derives from a German word "fihu" which means property. It was usually land that was referred to when practicing feudalism. This exchange of land for favors or services was the central premise behind feudalism. Two titles associated with...
fran-lewis's picture
Oct.28.2013
Black Eagle Inn: Christoph Fischer One family tied together in a uniquely connected way as one woman would control the destiny of so many. Anna Stockmann was a forceful, direct and controlling woman who from the start knew how to manipulate her siblings and pit one against he other in order to get...
sean-arbabi's picture
Sep.07.2013
Way back in 1990 when I was 22, during my college days at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara CA, I had the chance to photograph Josef Muench at the tender age of 85 - father of David, grandfather to Mark - all great photographers in their own right, David probably being the most...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.08.2013
Kafka had  great concern about how his works were presented as books. For instances, he wanted to make sure that the vermin of The Metamorphosis was never shown on the cover. I think he would have been at worst bemused and - perhaps - even pleased at this rendition. Portions of his...
bonnie-j-gordon's picture
Jun.21.2013
This post is in response to a blog post by Orna Raz. We met in Iowa City when her now incredibly accomplished and yet well-grounded daughters were little more than toddlers. I was in my twenties and further than I ever would have dreamed from motherhood - almost two decades and seven time zones....