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Archive Days: Marbach

After Gütersloh, I had another trip planned pretty much immediately. It was off to Marbach am Neckar, near Stuttgart. While Stuttgart is industrial, bustling, and often gray, Marbach has a distinctly rural and homey feel to it. And it is the home of an institution to which I was now traveling. The Deutsches Literaturachiv resides…

Invaders

Archive Days: Gütersloh

These past years I’ve done a lot of traveling. Most of it has not been for pleasure, but for work. The kind of work I did (and do) requires research in archives in both Europe and the US. Even the best archive closes at some point in the afternoon or evening. This leaves one stranded…

New York Second

Leave Behind

Leave behind the dread and dreary city. Leave its cars and trains and buses, and the people, the mass, moving place to place and all arriving individually, and never arriving all at once. Leave behind you the construction and its cranes and the loud noises and the silent swoosh of the barricaded trees, lining alleyways…

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