WUNDERLICH, Werner (Ed.) : Deutsche Schwankliteratur. Band II : Vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Frankfurt/M. 1992
Only right now, when I note down the title, I realise that there is a first volume. As far as I can recall I do not possess it. Schwänke are anecdotes or farces of very diverse quality, some are as comical as a broken leg, while others are witty. Here examples are presented from the 17th, 18th and 19th century up to products of 20th century’s authors. WUNDERLICH (born 1944) was Professor for German Language and Literature at the University of St.Gallen, sadly I could not find more information on him.
MÄLZER, Gottfried : Joahnn Lukas Schönlein (1793-1864) und die Bibliotheca Schoenleiniana. Ausstellung in der UB Am Hubland 3.3.-21.5.1994. Würzburg 1994 (Kleine Drucke aus der Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg, 15)
J.L.SCHÖNLEIN (Ger., Eng.) was one of the most important medical professors of this university, and counts among the most important German medical doctors of the 19th century. MÄLZER (born 1935) was head of the library from 1979 until 1998.
BACHMANN, Erich (Bearb.) : Plassenburg ob Kulmbach. Amtlicher Führer. München 1962
If I can not go to places, I can at least read about them. And I like these black-white photographs very much. One can barely miss the Plassenburg (Ger., Eng.) when visiting Kulmbach. There is not much to say about the town, they brew beer. BACHMANN (1910-1991) was an art historian, and member of Ahnenerbe and HIMMLERs personal cadre. Nevertheless he held an important position in the Bavarian administration of castles etc in the early 1970s. Oh yeah, and of course he became professor in Munich in the 1950s. Nothing to see here, bog standard, move on …
ERBENTRAUT, Regina : Der Genueser Maler Bernardo Castello. 1557? – 1629. Leben und Ölgemälde. Freren 1989 (Wissenschaft und Forschung, 3)
CASTELLO (Ger., Eng.) is a painter of so called mannerism (“Manierismus”) leaning over to baroque style. I think ERBENTRAUTs work is the first (and still only) biography of the man. I do not remember the details, but read it happily. She made me even look at the reproductions for details and comparisons. I could not find more on Frau ERBENTRAUT, sorry.
HERBERS, Klaus : Geschichte des Papsttums im Mittelalter. Darmstadt 2012
From the beginnings to Leo X. (1513-1521). Gives a real “Über-Blick”, over view, along the important lines through the centuries, so that even me can follow. I think it is a markedly well done account.HERBERS (born 1951) (Ger.) was until 2019 professor in Nürnberg-Erlangen, specialised in history of early Spain and (of course) history of the papacy. If there may ever be a translation, I recommend the text.
FINKIELKRAUT, Alain : Ich schweige nicht. Philosophische Anmerkungen zur Zeit. Aus dem Französischen von Rainer von SAVIGNY. München 2021 (first : À la Premiere Personne. Paris 2019)
FINKIELKRAUT (born 1949) (Ger., Eng.) is a not undisputed French intellectual, who shies not away from confrontations. In this autobiographical sketch he depicts his intellectual development. What I never ever will be able to understand is the fascination of Heidegger. For me he is just a jerk, a windbag of gigantic emptiness. But that’s seemingly just me.
SCHINDLER, Herbert (Ed.) : Bayern in Europa. München 1970 (Unbekanntes Bayern, 10)
This is a collection of radio programs on the topic of Bavarian history. The single contributions are authored by leading experts of the day. The whole thing is old fashioned, and highly entertaining. I should look for the other (at least) nine volumes. SCHINDLER (1923-2007) was an art historian, and from 1957 to 1973 editor at the Bavarian Broadcasting Company.
FORSTHUBER, Sabine : Moderne Raumkunst. Wiener Ausstellungsbauten von 1898 bis 1914. Wien 1991
Exhibitions bring their own problems regarding presentation, ameublement etc. How to use space ? This book depicts solutions found for these problems around 1900 in Vienna – top notch modern. This publication is based on FORSTHUBERs (born 1959) dissertation of the same title. She is lecturer for art history at the university of Vienna.
So far. All books back in the shelves.
I have nothing to read.