Between absence and presence

A reading of Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami   This is Mr Murakami's latest work, published in Japan in 2017, and translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen (I guess: a tour de force). First of all, I must say that, in my view, this is Mr Murakami's most accomplished work thus far, a fascinating, … Continue reading Between absence and presence

In Reinickendorf

  Jede Weltanschauung Die sich auf Gewalt gründet Rädert den Menschen Auf  ihren Symbolen   (Any ideology based on violence tortures human beings on its symbols) Photography of monument, near Reinickendorf's  townhall, Berlin - ©2017 Honoré Dupuis

By the Lake

The quiet street is bordered by sumptuous villas, surrounded by trees. Some of the buildings are ancient, although meticulously maintained, probably pre-1914; others are more recent. Most have views over the lake, for this is what would be described, in England, as a well sought-after, leafy suburb. It has been so for a long time, … Continue reading By the Lake