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Light Breathing and Yet, Doubtful Longing

in Literature
No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

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 stable place of perspective. We express what we are tired with, we wonder about what doesn’t work, go off to our own lives then return for another week, our previous thoughts and discussions having shaken us up a bit.”

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Reflections on Nietzsche and the Wisdom of the Body

in Literature/Philosophies
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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.

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An appreciation of words from other languages

in Literature
No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

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.

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A recovering “White Knight” reinterprets Keats

in Literature
Circe, a Greek mythological figure
"Dosso Dossi, Circe and her Lovers (in a Landscape)" by Dosso Dossi - Own work, Henry Townsend. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org.

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.

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Reflections on Sleep Made Sullen

in Literature/Travel
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For some reason, I understood and yet didn’t understand what was spoken because in the dream I began to cry.

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Leipzig Events: “Culinary construction site reading” at Leipzig north, May 16

in Culture / Entertainment/Food

Intrigued by the title of this event-related post? Good. I’ll explain: Maike Steuer is in the process of transforming the site at Georg-Schumann-Str. 206 into an “intercultural cafe by September.” She invites you to come by Saturday, May 16, to check out the place, hang out, eat, chat and listen to some literature. Nice, cosy way to spend a springtime Saturday afternoon…

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