Posts Tagged: Else Lasker-Schüler

Dear King of Holland

Else Lasker-Schüler returns to the Brandenburg Gate. Unfortunately, she’s not alone …

Dear King of Holland

Else Lasker-Schüler returns to the Brandenburg Gate. Unfortunately, she’s not alone …

Else Lasker-Schüler, 1920

The writer and artist appears at the Bauhaus in Weimar, 100 years ago today

Else Lasker-Schüler, 1920

The writer and artist appears at the Bauhaus in Weimar, 100 years ago today

Secret Satan, 2019 translation edition

“We are both monarch and victim in a gothic simulation illuminated by sombre flashes of sardonic rhetoric.” Which is nice.

Secret Satan, 2019 translation edition

“We are both monarch and victim in a gothic simulation illuminated by sombre flashes of sardonic rhetoric.” Which is nice.

The Son of Lîlame preview

The Son of Lîlame

The latest Rixdorf Editions title is out, but you can’t buy it. Ever. But you can get it for free!

The Son of Lîlame preview

The Son of Lîlame

The latest Rixdorf Editions title is out, but you can’t buy it. Ever. But you can get it for free!

Evening colours

The last station in the life of Else Lasker-Schüler

Evening colours

The last station in the life of Else Lasker-Schüler

Places: Nollendorfplatz

The birth of arthouse cinema, 100 years ago today

Places: Nollendorfplatz

The birth of arthouse cinema, 100 years ago today

Dress-down Friday: Else Lasker-Schüler

Five stages in the sartorial self-actualisation of writer Else Lasker-Schüler as she moves through Germany, Switzerland and Palestine.

Dress-down Friday: Else Lasker-Schüler

Five stages in the sartorial self-actualisation of writer Else Lasker-Schüler as she moves through Germany, Switzerland and Palestine.

Else Lasker-Schüler | Theben

Lasker-Schüler’s images present a romanticised Near East where stars of David nestle harmoniously with crescent moons.

Else Lasker-Schüler | Theben

Lasker-Schüler’s images present a romanticised Near East where stars of David nestle harmoniously with crescent moons.

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.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 3

The retro-revellers at Bohème Sauvage are responding to a particular idea of Weimar Berlin, a fragile, frantic golden age of sexual license and social mobility, lewd and doomed. The undying allure of the Weimar Berlin evoked by Isherwood’s books ensures that the reality of the city in that era can never be divorced from its fictional echoes.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 3

The retro-revellers at Bohème Sauvage are responding to a particular idea of Weimar Berlin, a fragile, frantic golden age of sexual license and social mobility, lewd and doomed. The undying allure of the Weimar Berlin evoked by Isherwood’s books ensures that the reality of the city in that era can never be divorced from its fictional echoes.