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chiew-siah-tei's picture
The recent production of Werther by the Scottish Opera brought my attention back to Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1932)’s first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), on which the opera is based.Sources available indicate the semi-autobiographical elements of the book: of how...
shannon-huffman-polson's picture
North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey came to be published in an unexpected way, which I write about in a blog post at the Quivering Pen (see link). A phrase frequently (though likely erroneously, lest one is satisfied with very loose translation) to Goethe is:   "Whatever you can...
catherine-svehla's picture
Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,because the mass man will mock it right away.I praise what is truly alive,what longs to be burned to death. In the calm water of the love-nights,where you were begotten, where you have begotten,a strange feeling comes over you,when you see the silent candle...
allan-james-cox's picture
Our tendency to overlook: 1. It's so easy to look away from what works for me every day. My toothbrush, for instance. 2. A new survey shows half of Americans don't attend religious services. That means every other person I meet does. 3. See the opportunity for making a statement instead of asking a...
sam-barry's picture
I went to the bathroom while I was at the opera in the ancient Verona Arena. I realize this may not constitute news in the traditional sense, but it was kind of interesting to me. While I was doing my business I noticed that there was some writing on the wall—strange writing in languages I did not...
john-michael-greer's picture
One common question from people who are facing up to the crisis of industrial society is what they can or should do about it.  With the help of two German Romantic poets, the Archdruid offers some suggestions in the latest post from The Archdruid Report.