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Wonderful quotidian stories of daily life in Kinshasa, stories that just hint at the poverty and violent history that provide a negated foundation and setting.
Rebounding from what has been alternately described as a nervous breakdown or a crisis of professional confidence, Mies embarked on a career as a solo practitioner after the war.
I am a fan of Mies Van der Rohe’s architecture. It features an intriguing main character and the story kept me on my toes as it was one thing after another. His closest friend in the army, the sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck, committed suicide shortly after their service. A pretty decent mystery thriller. There are plots and subplots and mini plots all running throughout the book with some parts better written (or perhaps translated?) Despondent over this apparent triumph of self-delusion over self-awareness, Broken Glass drowns his sorrows in red wine and riffs on the great books of Africa and the West. I liked the first half, funny, high powered writing (no full stops, just part sentences btw), but the second part where the focus turns more to the narrator lost my interest a bit. Broken Glass was a fascinating mystery that didn’t always read smoothly.
Start by marking “Broken Glass” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Main character Nik Pohl is a disheveled, undisciplined mess of a police officer in Munich. Will he win this battle over evil? We work hard to protect your security and privacy.
A tragicomic novel narrated by a wine-drinking bar patron named Broken Glass who hangs out at a place called Credit Gone West, whose proprietor, Stubborn Snail gives Broken Glass a notebook in which to record stories about the people around them. this is a novella written entirely without periods, or capital letters at the beginnings of sentences, because there aren’t any beginnings, an entire 10-page chapter can consist entirely of one run-on sentence, which makes it hard to put down because you can’t find a stopping place, though fortunately there are occasional line breaks, like maybe once every few pages. He never engaged in small talk, except with people who would talk to him about architecture or art. Start by marking “Broken Glass (Nik Pohl, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Very real. The narrator is an aging drunkard known as Broken Glass. To give you a preview of Mabanckou’s sense of irony, the novel — verbal jumble — is presented as a journal written by one who grew up as a voracious consumer of great literature, wound up an grammar teacher, and responded to a letter from a government agency by spending “whole day correcting the grammatical and syntactical errors in it.” And by the way, there are countless literary allusions in it few of which seem likely to be caught by all readers, but I expect most if not all readers to catch some of them, and if you don’t — no worries; once you get them and the way they’re used, you can get full enjoyment even knowing you missed some. Featuring more than 230 vibrant photographs, Greek and Roman Mosaics takes readers to Pella, Rome, Pompeii, Constantinople, and other famous sites.
Maria Ludwig Michael Mies was born in 1886 and attended the Aachen Cathedral school, studying in the shadow of one of Europe’s most gorgeous cathedrals, a Carolingian-Gothic masterpiece built on the orders of Charlemagne himself.
I enjoy thrillers, mysteries, and detective stories, but this was a little grittier than I normally like. Then we will belong to a shared freedom; then we will belong to each other.”, The marriage lasted barely five years in practice, though the couple never divorced, and Mies never remarried.
This summer, as the world was thrown into uncertainty by a pandemic and our... Alain Mabanckou’s riotous new novel centers on the patrons of a run-down bar in the Congo. This has been on my kindle for a while so I finally got into it.
This is an interesting (to me) story about the conception and construction of Edith Farnsworth's glass house that was designed a built by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. A gritty police procedural thriller I picked as my October Amazon First Reads selection. I'm an architect with a particular interest in the Farnsworth House and have visited it and read extensively about it.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (German Edition), Wild Kitchen: Nature-Loving Chefs at Home, Greek and Roman Mosaics (Centurion Edition), Our Days Are Like Full Years: A Memoir with Letters from Louis Kahn, Invisible Ink: A Novel (The Margellos World Republic of Letters), California Contemporary: The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick and KAA Design, The Open Boat: And Other Tales of Adventure, Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday. than others. Brimming with life, death, and literary allusions, Broken Glass is Mabanckou’s finest novel … Very rude. Alexander Hartung lives in his hometown of Mannheim, Germany, with his wife and young son.
Nik is a cop with a litany of issues, on par with Jack Taylor, who finds himself blackmailed into investigating a case, which no one wants disturbed.
He finally meets the unknown person and th. Mies launched himself on a life of unconventional relationships, with an emphasis on serial proto-monogamy, coupled with a cool, sometimes cold, indifference to family obligations. This is "recent" history - and I have always loved the super modernist style. It gave him freedom.”.
Refresh and try again. A fortuitous meeting. I selected this as a free Kindle First Reads book.
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