Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can

In relation to Ruinenlust and the German language.

This is what Mark Twain used to think about ...

This is what Sylvia Plath used to think about the language:

“What I didn't say was that each time I picked up a German dictionary or a German book, the very sight of those dense, black, barbed-wire letters made my mind shut like a clam.”

This is what others feel about it:

*(found here, thanks to Quentin S. Crisp)

And this is what Eddie M. Angerhuber's prose (which I am still exploring) makes you feel when read by the author:

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