German writers: Theodor Storm

Theodor Storm (full name Hans Theodor Wolsen Storm was born on 14 September 1817 in Husum, Germany, close to the Danish border. He died on 4 July 1888. He studied law but then became one of the most important authors of 19th-century German Literary realism. At school in Germany we had to read some of … Read more

4 December 1875 – birthday of Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (full name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke) was born on the 4th December 1875 in Prague, Bohemia, at the time part of the Austrian Empire. He was a  poet and novelist who wrote in German and also French and whose literature has been translated into several languages. He died on … Read more

Happy 10th Birthday Angelika’s German Tuition & Translation!

This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. It means I’ll get a few pence if you buy anything – at no extra cost to you. On the 4th July 2006 I founded Angelika’s German Tuition & Translation and started working for myself. At the time I read somewhere that many new businesses fail within the … Read more

Mein Poesiealbum – remembering my friendship book

The other day I was asked by a German friend if I still had a poem book and if I remembered the following verse: “Willst du glücklich sein im Leben, trage bei zu Anderer Glück Denn die Freude, die wir geben, kehrt ins eigne Herz zurück.” I said yes, and then went looking for mine. … Read more

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