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Real-life duties bring me closer to the German Romanticists this month, and to many small items worth sharing.

For instance, and this is not a rhetorical question: Who of you English island monkeys 🙂 knows that the most famous German play of the Romantic era – and calling it “Romantic” will make my fellow German brethren hate, trust me there – is actually a rehash of a topic Christopher Marlowe made famous?

The video you are going to watch – and likely, not going to understand much –  it is the most famous moment in German literary history. I am going to go as far as to say, uncontested. Undisputed.

Go ahead, the desillusioned rationalist against the devil. What a fitting metaphor for the German soul. – I should know. I am German. 🙂

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