Christijan Robert Broerse

Born and raised in the humbled but multi-cultural working class city of St. Catharines, Canada (near Niagara Falls), Christijan Broerse grew up in an environment of languages. In 2012, he traveled throughout Europe and seeing no other place more beautiful than Leipzig, he moved here two years later. Christijan is comfortable in prose and in poetry. He is also known to craft the occasional tune.

Review: “German Men Sit Down to Pee”

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"By the end of the book, which reads like an article, we learn a great deal but know so little about the men behind the prose."

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Classic books to read for every season

I love the books I read to reflect the season I’m in.

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Mac batty beth

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Something witty this way comes via English Theatre Leipzig

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Paris Attacks: Refusing Emotional Manipulation

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Christijan is sick of people playing with our emotions to hide the truth behind this weekend's attacks. Let's look at things from another perspective.

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The problem with the Ivory Tower

For me, there is something pressing and ominous about a book I cannot finish.

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Light Breathing and Yet, Doubtful Longing

Interspersing it with his love of lit, our resident glocal bookworm today gives us a slice-of-life view into his weekly squash matches with a female friend, peppered with conversations on love and relationships, and related flashbacks: "It is strange, this awkward dance between men and women... What remains elusive is a sure outlook or a

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