I'm reading Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain in the English translation by John E. Woods, and I have come across a passage I don't quite understand. The character Joachim is telling Hans about a ...
I've started reading "Lotte in Weimar" (at least: I'm trying to), and I noticed many references to "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers" through the main character of Charlotte Buff. Should I read "Die ...
From the German translation of Philip K. Dick’s novel VALIS (bold by me): Doch ein weit grundlegenderes semantisches Problem liegt hierin verborgen: Angenommen, ich sage zu Fat oder Kevin sagt zu ...
I´m looking for a book on German Literature, describing its history the differents phases and currents, something rather exhaustive and "umfangreich". Is there a classic textbook ? (like for example ...
I'm trying to learn german and I think I would really benefit from reading short stories in german. Possibly with a translation. So do you know any good sites that can offer me that?
Wie wird das literarische Mittel genannt, wenn von einem Objekt (oder einer Person) immer wieder die Rede ist, das Objekt (oder die Person) allerdings niemals auftaucht. Als Beispiel könnte ich nur ...
I remember having read a short story about the reduction of the (German) alphabet some years ago. The story is very short (only a few pages), but the interesting thing about it was that during the ...
I learnt English mostly by reading all sorts of books once I'd a very rudimentary grasp of the basics. This was not intentional, but reading a lot is what in retrospect was the most helpful for me to ...
In welchen älteren literarischen Werken kommen derbe Ausdrücke vor, die heute auch noch verwendet werden?
Goethe schreibt zum Beispiel in Faust, jemand werde einem anderen mit der Faust in die Fresse fahren, und sein Götz von Berlichingen erwidert anstatt sich zu ergeben, man solle ihn im Arsche lecken. ...
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