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The Singing Organ-Grinder’s tweets for October

Posted: November 4th 2018 20:12.

More rubbish.

Ernst Jünger and the Libyan revolution

Posted: February 23rd 2011 20:16. Last modified: March 4th 2011 12:16

Chunks of Heliopolis and Eumeswil dealing with smartphones, language and power meet up with the Gaddafis.

Goethe, responsible for Victorian pteridomania?

Posted: February 15th 2011 08:32. Last modified: February 15th 2011 11:29

The disastrous horticultural consequences of fucked literary translation.

Silvester Paradox meets Mr Macbeth

Posted: June 14th 2006 17:30. Last modified: January 16th 2012 01:14

This is the promised translation of the chapter in Pío Baroja’s serialised novel The adventures, inventions and mystifications of Silvester Paradox / Aventuras, inventos y mixtificaciones de Silvestre Paradox (1901) in which Silvester takes up with an English conman, quack, amateur pugilist and exponent of inventions such as the translatoscope called Macbeth. The source is […]

wilhelmus van nassouwe niet de beste duitser aller tijden

Posted: November 8th 2003 10:36.

Zegt al-Jazeera. Oliver Bierhoffs favoriet is Goethe: "Er hat Meisterwerke vollbracht und ist ein großer Name in der Weltliteratur." Olly leest tegenwoordig Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged, een verhaal "set in a near-future USA whose economy is collapsing due to the inexplicable disappearance of the country's leading innovators and industrialists. The question of why these people […]


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