Tag Archives: Hermann Hesse

In Praise of German Culture

My father was a Germanophile even though we haven’t any family history rooted in the Germanic peoples, except for a Dutch ancestor who emigrated to Nieuw Amsterdam in the 17th Century. Dad belonged to the German Club at the University of … Continue reading

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“The Wretched Dimension of Politics.” Excerpts from Nobel Banquet Speeches of Literature Prize Winners

I could well have entitled this “A Disagreement with  John Steinbeck on remarks in his Nobel Banquet Speech.” You will see my critique of his speech at the end of this presentation which includes Banquet remarks by some of the … Continue reading

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