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Edgar Allan Poe: The Purloined Letter. 1844

This short story by Edgar Allan Poe provoked a debate between Lacan and Derrida. Jacques Lacan wrote an essay about the story, where he proposes a post-structuralist interpretation: the content of the Queen’s letter is irrelevant to the story and...

/ February 22, 2019

Oscar Wilde: De Profundis. 1897

“De Profundis” is a letter written by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) in 1897, during his two-year imprisonment for the crime of “gross indecency with other men.” He had been in an intimate relationship with a young aristocratic man, whose father decided...

/ February 16, 2019

Jean Paul: Aphorismen.

Jean Paul heißt eigentlich eigentlich Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763 in Wunsiedel bis 1825 in Bayreuth), war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Sein Werk steht literaturgeschichtlich zwischen der Klassik und der Romantik. Die von ihm gewählte Namensänderung geht auf Jean Pauls Bewunderung...

/ January 28, 2019

Basic Desires

I want to live I want to know I want to love I want to be loved I love to know I want to eat I want to sleep I want to dream I want to die   Copyright @Jurgen Braungardt,...

/ September 25, 2014