Tag Archives: Magister Ludi

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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Hermann Hesse and Nikos Kazantzakis

Hesse and Kazantzakis wrote about the struggle between the realm of the intellect and the realm of the senses, among many other important subjects. Kazantzakis’s novel Zorba the Greek is based on a real person influential in Kazantzakis’s life. Zorba … Continue reading

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