A Small Circus called Politics

A Small Circus is a fascinating, bizarre novel set in a provincial town in Germany in 1929. Rudolf Ditzen (pen name Hans Fallada, 1893-1947) creates a microcosm of the turbulent socio-political atmosphere in Germany on the eve of  Hitler’s rise. The story revolves around the fraught relationship between rural farmers who live outside the town and the State […]

What I’ll be reading this month..

I want to cultivate a regular blogging habit by at least posting once a week. But I’m reading slower than I’d like lately due to the vicissitudes of life and it’s already been two weeks,, I can see the cobwebs forming. So I thought I’d do an update on what I hope to read in May (and probably […]