Archive for January, 2009
“After the war the extent of rape by members of the Red Army in Austria became public. In Vienna and Lower Austria alone, about 200,000 were reported to the authorities - the victims were often gang raped. What kind of regime could have encouraged such barbarous behavior against defenseless women and children?”
- Harald […]
Gratitude is due to Nimrod
for making all this possible.
I consider my translation activities as an extension of my own poetic output.
There are occasions when I identify with the poems I translate so closely
that I feel that the poets speak for me.
Meine schwarzen Pferde,
die ich weiden sehe,
die für mich davonweiden
ins Holz, in die Algen,
We have a new president - a great speaker and an exceptional man. We can only hope that a new era has begun. This mess of a world needs men and women of integrity.
There are many, many setbacks, but there are moments. Join me in hoping for an extended moment, and even a continual […]
H. C. Strache: “Today we are the custodians of democracy, which is contrary to the pernicious fascistic ideology which is exemplified by the other event in, which we counter in our commemorative event, and I say that two events take place today, an event - namely ours in which we commemorate the dead, an event […]
This is from a letter I received some years ago from the late Emile (Mike) Capouya, who was my friend and mentor. I inserted it in my non-fiction novel, “Der Auschluss: Memoiren eines Neununddreissigers” (Memoirs of a 39er: a novel of sorts).
“In the course of your literary adventures, you take up with terrible people, […]