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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Made in Germany, a personal reflection

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Made in Germany, a personal reflection

A number of us returned last week from a trip to three cities in the former East Germany. I had intended to write frequently while travelling, but I had trouble forming coherent impressions. It goes without saying that Germany is a country with a most complicated past, encompassing both the […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Germany: a paradox of the sublime and the barbarous

This June Classical Pursuits travels to Dresden, Weimar, and Berlin, all once part of the Soviet Bloc and now part of a reunified Germany. Each city has a unique story to tell about a different aspect of German history:  its triumphs and failures, and its vibrant culture in today’s flourishing country. Germany, the […]

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Deutsch Filme

Deutsch Filme

Jo-Ann Minden and I are watching German films as part of our preparation for our Made in Germany trip this June. By far, the best has been Heimat,  a long trilogy of episodic films by Edgar Reitz which views life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a […]

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CLASSICAL TRIVIA! The Awful German Language

CLASSICAL TRIVIA! The Awful German Language

If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix D from Twain’s 1880 book A Tramp Abroad, this comedic gem outlines the pitfalls one will encounter when trying to wrap one’s mind around the torturous […]

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