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  • "The Awful German Language", by Mark Twain

    by Mark Twain

    Mark Twain concluded this very entertaining overview of the German language with the statement: « . . . a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years. .(!!)
    His reflections on the particularities of (...)

  • German Literature - a personal survey

    by Ray

    You will find in this compilation of works by author a reasonably comprehensive – albeit necessarily incomplete – sampling of the outstanding German-language short stories, novelettes, novellas, novels and plays that have been written by German, Austrian and Swiss authors over the past several (...)