Illusionen der Freiheit. Leïla Slimani, Elfriede Jelinek und ihre wahre Perversion

Willkommen bei meiner ersten deutschsprachigen Essayreihe. In den Beiträgen dieser Reihe wird ein Vergleich zwischen neueren und älteren Romanen hergestellt, um darauf basierend die Hauptthematiken und ihre Substanz für die literarische und kulturelle Gegenwart zu untersuchen. Eure Gedanken zu den Büchern und zu dem von mir Geschriebenen sind in den Kommentaren herzlich willkommen. 🙂 Vor... Continue Reading →

Movie Moments: ‘Joker’

There have been several distinguished portrayals in movies about the villainous antagonist who lives to make Batman's life a pit of chaos and misery. However, this one does not even mention Batman and is void of large-scale action scenes altogether. Todd Phillips' Joker (2019) is a character study rather than a DC superhero movie and... Continue Reading →

Quote Digest, Vol. 4: Rainer Maria Rilke

Welcome back to Quote Digest, where I take apart and reflect on my favourite quotes. Today's quote comes from Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). His poetry is emotional and intense and loved by many, but his single prose novel is what I have found to be most interesting so far. The Notebooks... Continue Reading →

Literary Escapades, 9/19: September Reviews

Welcome back to the Monthly Reviews series, where I chronologically list last months reads, along with a short reflexion and opinion regarding each book. Here’s what I read in September:   Matias Faldbakken: The Hills / The Waiter (2017) This short novel is for anyone who has ever had an occupation within the service industry. Faldbakken, who... Continue Reading →

Literary Escapades, 8/19: August Reviews

Welcome back to the Monthly Reviews series, where I chronologically list last months reads, along with a short reflexion and opinion regarding each book. Here’s what I read in August:   Mario Vargas Llosa: Death in the Andes (1993) Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has written many a brilliant novel, and I am particularly fond of The Green... Continue Reading →

Quote Digest, Vol. 3: Toni Morrison

Welcome back to Quote Digest, where I take apart and reflect on my favourite quotes. In regards to recent events, it is imperative that I honor the work of one the wonderful Toni Morrison, who has passed on recently. May her soul rest in peace. Although I love many of her books – The Bluest Eye... Continue Reading →

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