On my new blog you will find book reviews, tidbits about the life of a literary translator, the connections between the kitchen & local/national cuisines and politics, feminism and gender equality and anything else that captures my fancy!
I couldn’t agree more 😀
Peter Weibel in Der Standard (S. 35), 15.08.2011
Dear Tommie Mann!
Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus is on my List of deserted-island-books.
In Agatha Christie’s short story “The Market Basing Mystery”, Hastings slightly misquotes the anonymous piece of Doggerel verse which in full reads:
The rabbit has a charming face:
Its private life is a disgrace.
I really dare not name to you
The awful things that rabbits do;
Things that your paper never prints –
You only mention them in hints.
They have such lost, degraded souls
No wonder they inhabit holes;
When such depravity is found
It only can live underground.
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
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