Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 5

  Night of 21st-22nd July 1941 Similarities between Germany and Italy—Dante and Luther—Delightful Italian towns—Rome and Paris. Luther had the merit of rising against the Pope and the organisation of the Church. It was the first of the great revolutions. And thanks to his translation of the Bible, Luther replaced our dialects by the great…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 6

Night of the 22nd-23rd July 1941   Steps towards a durable understanding between Germany and Britain—Dearth of philosophic and artistic sense of the British.     I believe that the end of this war will mark the beginning of a durable friendship with England. But first we must give her the k.o.—for only so can…

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„El Orador“

Before I was born my mother used to practice El Orador (YouTube audio here): a piece for piano composed by my father. Throughout her pregnancy I happened to be a couple of inches from the piano’s keys, in embryonic state! My mother once told me that while practicing that piece I moved vigorously in her…

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Fratricide

This 78 x 64 cm. framed illustration in my bedroom is a slightly modified copy drawn by my father in 1957 of Gustave Doré’s illustration of the most famous fratricide in Christendom.

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