The idea in this new column is for people to share their transnational cultural experiences that shaped and changed them in some important way; the debut, running as a series for the next five weeks, features a Leipzig novelist’s relationship with all things Russian growing up in the old Karl-Marx-Stadt, and the friendship she built with a Leningrad pen pal.
Our glocal book worm today gives us a body- and mind-exploring, soul-dissecting essay, talking about how he turned to Nietzsche to get through a serious illness connected with his own unresolved intense emotional turmoil.
Our literature- and history-loving columnist today on LeipGlo reveals his favorite words in foreign languages, and how they evoke literary classics in his mind and some of the most basic and central feelings in his life.
From a safe distance/
Watching her daily doings/
‘Til she notices
(Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)
Our literature columnist today adds literary, philosophical and psychological depth to the “White Knight Syndrome” in relationships, or the need to rescue a troublesome (potential) partner, drawing from a Keats poem, mythology and a plethora of femme fatales, and personal experience and interpretation.
For some reason, I understood and yet didn’t understand what was spoken because in the dream I began to cry.