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An opera is far more real than real life to me

Still from Frankfurt am Main. La Juive is the ‘grand’ opera by J. F. Halévy, 1835. ‘W.S.’ stands for ‘Writer to the Signet’: in Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session. [Dots between square brackets indicate … Continue reading

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Real Teutons, with no deception, spring, or false bottom

The Rosengasse in Frankfurt am Main, where RLS ‘gets into lodgings’ with his friend, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, was a centre of prostitution from the Middle Ages to 1938, when the alley was demolished. [As usual, dots between square brackets … Continue reading

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Mein Herz ist im Hochland, mein Herz ist nicht hier

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 1, 105]. To his mother [Colvin 1911, pp. 45-49] Hotel Landsberg, [Frankfurt,] Thursday, 1st August 1872. […] Yesterday … Continue reading

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The most courageous men in the world must be entomologists

During his summer holiday, in 1872, RLS visits Germany: here is a letter from Frankfurt am Main. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see … Continue reading

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