Thursday, May 28, 2009


An excerpt from a letter written in French by Adelbert Von Chamisso the author of Peter Schlemiel, translated by Peter Wortsman

“I am a Frenchman in Germany and a German in France; a Catholic among the Protestants, Protestant among the Catholics; a philosopher among the religious…, a mundane among the savants, and a pedant to the mundane; Jacobin among the aristocrats, and to the democrats a nobleman, a man of the ancient Regime…Nowhere am I at home…!”

My dear Chamisso; you are my HOME and I am your HOME! You see, we both have a HOME!!

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