Category Archives: Writers

The air freshener mystery

“Sam Marlowe suspected that the abundance of air fresheners in the bathroom had something to do with the disappearance of the apartment owner.” – Dashiell Chandler

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Ein Haiku von Hiroshi Taniuchi

Um die Tür erneut zu öffnen, schließe ich sie wieder und wieder … – Hiroshi Taniuchi Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche gebracht von Johannes Beilharz.

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José Moreno Villa / The truth

The truth There is a line in the sky for me. I see it, I’m looking at it; I cannot translate it, it’s encrypted. I understand it with all my body; I cannot speak it. (La verdad) Translated by Johannes … Continue reading

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August 1914

Hot, hot summer, dry golden fields of wheat, harvested Hot, hot summer, thunder of a thousand boots on dry golden fields of wheat Fire and death on scorched fields of wheat, blood harvest – Johannes Beilharz (© 2011) Originally posted … Continue reading

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Berlin Alexanderplatz heute und Alfred Döblin damals

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Eating cake with Mrs. Jones

So today, January 2nd, Mrs. Jones shows up with a bright smile on her very pink lips, and I ask her in. “Can I offer you some cake, Mrs. Jones?” “Do call me Ethel. How long have we been neighbors?” … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf and Broken Pipe

One end of Via Woolf in Rome Via Woolf and Via Joyce are the two streets named after foreign writers in an area otherwise all Italian: Cesare Pavese, Ignazio Silone, Salvatore Quasimodo, Carlo Levi, Elsa Morante, etc.

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