On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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The view from the Vistula

from 08.03.2007

I read the debate launched by perlentaucher and signandsight.com between the "Enlightenment fundamentalists" and the "cultural relativists" in the restaurant car of the Berlin-Warsaw express. The subtle considerations on whether to slaughter liberal values on the altar of an obscure multiculturalism became interspersed with fragments of a verbal skirmish on Polish ...

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