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Book Review: Jahrgang 1934

Jahrgang 1934 Kirsch, Hans-Christian Verlag Herder, Freiburg, 1964 This book chronicles the development of possibly the most damaged generation in modern history, the Germans born in 1934.  The 14 stories, based loosely around the life of “Ken,” are individually very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ingrid Babendererde

Ingrid Babendererde / Reifeprüfung 1953 Johnson, Uwe Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt a. M., 1985 Ingrid, Klaus, and Jürgen, early summer, 1953, in a small city in Mecklenburg.  Three friends, top students all, in the final days before their Abi with thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams Kingsolver, Barbara Harper, 1990 An impressively vivid account of the social and environmental issues in the late 1980s from the perspective of a bright woman who just doesn’t fit into the mold anyone tries to make for her.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Age of Innocence

Beyond the Age of Innocence Mahbubani, Kishore Public Affairs, New York, 2005 This book, written by the former Singapore ambassador to the UN, is one of the best books I have read in terms of identifying the role of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shipwrecked Mind

The Shipwrecked Mind Lilla, Mark New York Review Books, 2016 Subtitled “On Political Reaction” this book is a composite of profiles of several reactionary figures. Although advertised as being an introduction toward understanding the reactionary politics of our times, there … Continue reading

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Book Review – To the Storm

To the Storm Daiyun, Yue with Wakema, Carolyn University of California Press, 1985 Subtitled “The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman” this marvel of a find at Half Price Books outlet (first paperback edition from 1987, in perfectly new condition) … Continue reading

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