Tag Archives: Rainer Maria Rilke

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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Colin Wilson, “The Outsider”

I just finished reading The Outsider, by Colin Wilson. I will read it, I am sure, no less than two more times, and will make copious notes while doing so. It is one of those rare books by a contemporary … Continue reading

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