the last enemy and the reigning Lord

Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim: "There are many shades in the danger of adventures and gales, and it is only now and then that there appears on the face of facts a sinister violence of intention - that indefinable something which forces it upon the mind and the heart of a man, that this complication of... Continue Reading →

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The voice of history

Erik Larson beautifully describes the Tiergarten of old Berlin, "Berlin's equivalent of Central Park". He writes that it was "630 acres of trees, walkways, riding paths and statuary that spread west from the Brandenburg Gate to the wealthy residential and shopping district of Charlottenburg." He quotes a British diplomat's description of the enchantment of the... Continue Reading →

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