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Marcel Proust 5: Conflicted by Nature and Conflicted by Society, – but on the way to resolve what can be resolved!

M. Proust’s 5th volume “La Prisonnière” provides additional support for our earlier mentioned family- and history- related trauma hypothesis Continue reading

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Marcel Proust, No. 4: Waking up to the Reality of Abuse, or: The Incredible Reach of the Stockholm Hostage Syndrome

Is there an element of Stockholm Hostage Syndrome in the psychology of the protracted and largely irrational pro-Trump support? Continue reading

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Marcel Proust: How not to despair given the many rivers to cross on this ancient battlefield?

Marcel Proust: What it means to grow up in post-Gallia Belgica, post-Gallia Celtica and post-Germania Inferior Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf 2.0: Mrs. Dalloway hosts the PM, Jacob Rees-Mogg, John Redwood and others

Meanwhile cutting-edge innovation has become a Champions-League team effort which can ill afford that some members of the national economy squad take pride in not breaking sweat. Continue reading

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Marcel Proust: The Poetry of Dozing, Waking and Awaking, and of Life and Death

It seems to us as if Marcel Proust’s “Recherche” is in essence about Mr. Proust processing and articulating the many visionary reviews of his life he experienced either during wake triggered lucid dreaming experiences or in more serious near-death, out-of-body-sleep situations, all of which he was prone to have due to his lifelong battle with extremely severe asthma. Continue reading

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Charles Swann: The Kind of High Finance Player / Homme d’Esprit the World Desperately Needs!

Any High Finance Industry should be proud to have such a fine systemic-risk analyst like Mr. Proust’s Charles Swann serving it. Continue reading

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English gives you confidence, Hochdeutsch or High German, on the other hand, does just the opposite

it is quite remarkable that even in the moment of unprecedented national uncertainty British MPs still manage to express their thoughts on international live TV without showing signs of distress, anguish or even panic. Watching their stellar performance we couldn’t help but ask ourselves if German MPs had kept a similar calm in the presence of international cameras, had it not been Britain’s fate that would be at stake here but Germany’s destiny instead? Continue reading

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About Immature and Mature Artists : A Tale of two Wilhelms

There is no creative depth in a human being without the experience of an existential crisis. Continue reading

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Napoléon III versus Trump I

The US stock market under President Trump has many lessons to learn from Zola’s 1871 novel “The Kill” Continue reading

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Henry Miller: A Different Kind of Silence Breaker

In the age of the Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer sexual harassment cases the question needs to raised whether Henry Miller’s explicit sexual prose can still continue to be part of the Canon of US Literature. We are quite sure it can Continue reading

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