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Rilke Learning from Art

Living the whole life: Old Fashioned, Yet Modern

Learning from Art Part V Amsterdam, June 30 2021–  “Spiritually speaking, I stay miles away from my bookcase when I write,” says Stefan Hertmans. “Yet reminiscences of other literature haunt my books, quite unconsciously and unintentionally. You can find traces of Rilke’s The Diary of Malte Laurids Brigge in all my prose work.” The poet,…
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Rainer Maria Rilke by Paul Cezanne

Several Hidden meanings in Rilke

The Student and Teacher Part IV Amsterdam, June 30 2021– Strange, but true: Rilke is popular. New editions of his work appear regularly and he is widely read, especially in the circles of theo-, anthroposophists and ex-believers. In America there has been a small Rilke cult for some time. He is raved about, especially by…
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August Rodin and Rainer Maria Rilke

Why Write ?

Read Rilke or the Artist as a Teacher Part III Amsterdam, June 30 2021– Writers are often asked: why do you write? Readers are never asked: why do you read?  Literary theory does indeed look at all kinds of aspects of a work of art, but something is grossly neglected, according to literary scholar Jan…
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Private Investigations – Dire Straits Tribute Band in Ebenkoben

Private investigations by Dire Straits Tributeband “dIRE sTRATS” Live in Edenkoben, 13. Aug. 2016 Band: Lead Guitar – Wolfgang Uhlich Vocals & Guitar – Peter Spencer Bass – Thomas Fiebig Drums – Jens Gernhoff Keyboards – Tobi Blattmann Flöte & Percussion – Matze Schinkopf Pedal Steel – Mike Lindner

Incomprehensible Rainer Maria Rilke

And yet so rich and easy Part II Amsterdam, 30 june 2021– One often hears that Rilke’s poetry is so difficult, so very incomprehensible. This is true for his mystical late work, but not for the poems from his middle period. These are surprisingly concrete and clear, if you make any effort to follow the…
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Rainer Maria Rilke

The Great Rainer Maria Rilke

Part I Rainer Maria Rilke: Diary from Florence (Das Florenzer Tagebuch).  Amsterdam, 30 june 2021–Rainer Maria Rilke was twenty-two when he traveled to Italy to view the art treasures of the early Renaissance. In his Florentine diary, which he wrote not in Florence but in the fashionable seaside resort of Viareggio, the young student makes…
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Laurel Hardy Pick A Star

Laurel & Hardy – Pick A Star

1937 PICK A STAR for once finds Laurel and Hardy making a guest appearance in a film that’s rather enjoyable even when they’re not on the screen. It’s no masterpiece, to be sure, but at least you don’t find yourself checking your watch or reading a book while waiting for Stan and Ollie to do…
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UN Chamber Music

Virtual Concert in Celebration of World Refugee Day

UN Chamber Music Society VIRTUAL GLOBAL LAUNCH:Sunday, 20 June 20219:00am EST (New York Time)4:00pm EEST (Mafraq, Jordan Time) Watch the performance: United NationsUN Global YouTube: http://youtube.com/unitednationsUN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org/UNHCR Global Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcrUNHCR Jordan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNHCRJordan/ On the occasion of World Refugee Day on Sunday, 20 June 2021, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations…
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Albert Camus

Tribute to Albert Camus

1913 – 1960 Part II Anton Foek Amsterdam, June 2021– By 1943, he was back in France, to join the staff of the clandestine Resistance newspaper Combat, and publish those books: first the novel “The Stranger” and then a book of philosophical essays, “The Myth of Sisyphus.” The novel and the essays announced the same theme,…
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Bernard de Wolff Paintings

Bernard de Wolff – Paintings

Subtle vibrations of pigments, deep flesh, and mental universe. In and out are embraced in this dense painting superbly matted. A bright light haunts its depths, sublimating appearances. Very close to abstraction, Bernard de Wolff’s painting absorbs all contours. The landscapes or the bodies incant the expanse in the same moving and fusional way, scattered…
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