Monthly Archives: April 2020

Death from Wuhan

A few years ago, I wanted to prove to myself that I could still comprehend German, so I bought Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice” as an e-book. I had to struggle to get through the book. In the beginning, only philosophical thoughts and reflections expressed in a most complicated language with all verbs at the end of the sentence, while nothing really happened. But I had decided to read the book, and I did. What I remember best is the mood, a mood I have now experienced in reality. The…