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Mostly classic Russian literature, and a little German ... I like Thomas Mann. I also like Ray Bradbury and Jack London.
When Thomas Mann's works set on fire on the streets of Germany and Einstein's movements were restricted, Tagore appealed to the collective conscience of Europe. It was at this time that his friends consoled him by saying that the brown shirt of Hitler, the black shirt of Mussolini, and the red shirt of Stalin could not do what the shirtless man from India could do...More quotes »
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Greenaway to film new version of 'Death in Venice'
British director Peter Greenaway is to film an adaptation of Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. The feature, which was originally planned to be shot in Italy, will be made next year with British actors, he told Screen Daily in Cannes. The BBC reports Greena from Radio New Zealand Read more »
Director Greenaway to return to UK
17 May 2013 Last updated at 07:06 ET Greenaway is best known for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, starring Helen Mirren British director Peter Greenaway is to return to the UK to film an adaptation of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. The featur from BBC News Read more »
John and Paul
Here and now: Letters, 2008-2011 By Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee, Faber, Â£12.99 Most great writers are astonishingly prolific correspondents. Think of Rabindranath Tagore, Thomas Mann or T.S. Eliot. When did they get the time? we wonder. Writing continu from Calcutta Telegraph Read more »
Wagner remains compelling
THE overpowering accents of the music that accompanies Siegfried's funeral cortege no longer tell of the woodland boy who set out to learn the meaning of fear; they speak to our emotions of what is really passing behind the lowering veils of mist: it is from The Australian Read more »
The well of the past: the power of religion in Bangladesh
Modernity’s jihad against religion seems to be in retreat. The incarceration of religion within the private sphere of human affairs under the assumption that with the spread of modernity, religion would cease to exist, has not worked out as was envisaged from openDemocracy Read more »