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The thing about Frances Hodgson Burnett’s other works

To claim Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s most popular work as “The Secret Garden” is a given. And yes, other major titles from her are “Little Lord Fauntleroy” and “A Little Princess“. But this week, ITV airs an adaptation from another novel by Hodgson Burnett: “The Making of a Marchioness“. Adapted as “The Making of a Lady“, the…

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The Færøe Islands: a small place for a great literature

Despite its recent history, Faroese literature has managed to become the most read literature in the islands, surpassing the interest towards literatures of the neighbouring and much bigger countries like the Nordic countries. The first recorded sign of literature is the written version of the “Væði“, popularly called “Faroese ballads“, a series of tales that…

Desperately seeking Franz Xaver Kappus

Who was Franz Xaver Kappus? When one asks oneself this question the answer is always the same: “the guy Rainer Maria Rilke corresponded with“. In the article “Must one write? Patience is a virtue“, the matter was never discussed. Yes, “Briefe an einen jungen Dichter” (“Letters to a Young Poet“) collects the letters between German poet…