Posts Tagged: Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Je suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Drama v documentary – but there can only be one winner.

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Je suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Drama v documentary – but there can only be one winner.

Circles: Erika and Klaus Mann

Just an everyday tale of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy has affair with other boy whose sister is having an affair with his wife, said affair being the subject of a thinly-veiled play by the other boy in which all four protagonists perform. Shall we begin?

Circles: Erika and Klaus Mann

Just an everyday tale of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy has affair with other boy whose sister is having an affair with his wife, said affair being the subject of a thinly-veiled play by the other boy in which all four protagonists perform. Shall we begin?

Death in Persia

If my extensive knowledge (read: brief Googling) of Swiss copyright law is correct, Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s work enters the public domain today.

Death in Persia

If my extensive knowledge (read: brief Googling) of Swiss copyright law is correct, Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s work enters the public domain today.

Pearls: Annemarie Schwarzenbach

“…the magic of travel, the mystery of names which only now fill up with matter and life…”

Pearls: Annemarie Schwarzenbach

“…the magic of travel, the mystery of names which only now fill up with matter and life…”

A life spent searching

A few nights ago Berlin’s Dialogue Books hosted A Life Spent Searching: The Travels and Writings of Annemarie Schwarzenbach. The main speaker was historian Alexis Schwarzenbach, great-nephew of the Swiss traveller-writer in question.

A life spent searching

A few nights ago Berlin’s Dialogue Books hosted A Life Spent Searching: The Travels and Writings of Annemarie Schwarzenbach. The main speaker was historian Alexis Schwarzenbach, great-nephew of the Swiss traveller-writer in question.

Annemarie Schwarzenbach | The South, 1937

Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s most famous journeys took her East, but in 1937 she travelled through the southern states of the US, still suffering from the Depression and divided by segregation.

Annemarie Schwarzenbach | The South, 1937

Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s most famous journeys took her East, but in 1937 she travelled through the southern states of the US, still suffering from the Depression and divided by segregation.

Schwarzenbach in English

“What contemporary critics were forced to overlook, or didn’t want to see, that is, that it was a representation of a lesbian love affair, is clear to today’s readers. The mask of the sensitive, youthful protagonist is too thin to prevent Annemarie’s face from shining through.”

Schwarzenbach in English

“What contemporary critics were forced to overlook, or didn’t want to see, that is, that it was a representation of a lesbian love affair, is clear to today’s readers. The mask of the sensitive, youthful protagonist is too thin to prevent Annemarie’s face from shining through.”

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 4

Else was shocked when management barred her entry one day, on the grounds that she didn’t consume enough. “Is a poet who consumes a lot even a poet?” she fumed. And so as the First World War approached, Café des Westens fell out of favour with the avant-garde.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 4

Else was shocked when management barred her entry one day, on the grounds that she didn’t consume enough. “Is a poet who consumes a lot even a poet?” she fumed. And so as the First World War approached, Café des Westens fell out of favour with the avant-garde.

Where have all the Flowers gone?

It was a pleasant surprise to spy the arresting, androgynous features of Annemarie Schwarzenbach staring from posters in Berlin’s Kreuzberg…

Where have all the Flowers gone?

It was a pleasant surprise to spy the arresting, androgynous features of Annemarie Schwarzenbach staring from posters in Berlin’s Kreuzberg…

Three shows

So just for a moment I am going to imagine that Strange Flowers readers have funds as limitless as their curiosity and suggest a trio of attractions in different European locations.

Three shows

So just for a moment I am going to imagine that Strange Flowers readers have funds as limitless as their curiosity and suggest a trio of attractions in different European locations.

Ravaged angel

Annemarie Schwarzenbach pursued a Tintin-esque existence from the nightclubs of Weimar Berlin to the treacherous shadows of Stalin’s Moscow, from occupied Eritrea to America’s segregated South.

Ravaged angel

Annemarie Schwarzenbach pursued a Tintin-esque existence from the nightclubs of Weimar Berlin to the treacherous shadows of Stalin’s Moscow, from occupied Eritrea to America’s segregated South.