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READ & DOWNLOAD Steden Verhalen onderweg 107 ¾ Forgetting is a strange power because it makes memory possible That is why all architecture from the past is something like the music of space which surrounds us and sends us images that we have constantly to interpretIn Intercities Stefan Hertmans thinks about what constitutes identity in present daD cities from the periphery he tries to discover an archaeology of streets and faces which could bring him closer to himself Set in peripheral cities such as Trieste Marseille Dresden and Bratislava and in major ones like Vienna and Amsterdam Intercities is about the feeling of being abroad of losing part of one's self in order. À lire notamment pour le chapitre consacré à Marseille

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To gain a richer lifeMingling travel stories with philosophical reflections Hertmans's poetic text proves the sixteenth century observation that every journey is a voyage around your own chamber His book is a personal statement about living in Europe today which looks beyond the surface to the heart of contemporary urban existen. Stefan Hertmans writesWhile the new play by Peter Handke in the Burgtheater is about how two kings’ sons are unable to prevent a ‘noble people isolated from the world’ from becoming caught up in the confusion of the modern world the chess computer Deep Blue defeats Kasparov who is close to tears the rooks knights and a king tumble the papers talk of the last human illusions being destroyed In Der Standard Galileo Darwin and Freud are invoked as the previous great destroyers of illusions and in the street where I live an unsightly old man sells second hand newspapers – that is he never sells anything but he is there in the street in the swing of things and that seems fun enough for him I don’t know what he lives on but however dirty and out of date he is he looks happy and when I come past with my rolls from the Anker baker he grins because the day before yesterday I bought an old Die Presse from him; ridiculous of course buying old newspapers out of sentiment but it creates a bond And in that issue of Die Presse there is a report that ends with the by now famous words uttered by Kasparov after his historic duel ‘I am ashamed’ Kasparov is ashamed on our behalf he is ashamed on behalf of all human beings just as the first man on the moon took a step on our behalf he is ashamed heroically and historically I think it is unnecessary; he did not lose to something metaphysical but to something made by another human being ‘I’m ashamed’ I am too when the old man tries to sell me a paper again that I bought the day before But there is shame and shame

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Steden Verhalen onderwegForgetting is a strange power because it makes memory possible That is why all architecture from the past is something like the music of space which surrounds us and sends us images that we have constantly to interpretIn Intercities Stefan Hertmans thinks about what constitutes identity in present day Europe Looking at people an. A terrific tome; a mind bender and an accessible read both at once it tilts you through the best of European cities' sense of self whether they like it or not or know it or not held upside down and shook like a snow globe miniature colorful characters and literary titans referred to like ghosts like earmarks themselves — another set of clock towers and trams and old churches these figures' paths through life now spent and still lingering as invoked and meditated over by the author and his friends A great lesson in subjective truth It'll make you want to go for better than usual espresso in the city where you live Or uite possibly move away from it Hard to say