During her MWW internship Oxford student Katharina Friege stayed two month at the German Literature Archive. She worked on "The role of landscape and the environment in German literature". In her report she shares her impressions.More
Books play a prominent role in the discourse on Jewish “cultural heritage” destroyed in Germany after 1933. Especially in Israel, the remnants of personal libraries shipped to Palestine from Europe by Jewish citizens, symbolise a culture of reading in past tense – as well as a latent overload of memory.
“He shut himself up in his tower, he placed the bulwark of his thousand books between himself and the noise,” wrote Stefan Zweig in his essay fragment Montaigne during the last years of exile which had taken him to the Brazilian city of Petrópolis in August 1941. The passionate autograph...More
Goethe’s novel fragment Wilhelm Meisters theatralische Sendung (`Wilhelm Meister’s Theatrical Mission’, written between 1777 and 1785) was believed to be lost for many years. It was discovered in Zurich in December 1909 when a student brought the manuscript into class and asked his teacher...More