Happy Halloween

Der Flügelflagel gaustertdurchs Wiruwaruwolz,die rote Fingur plaustertund grausig gutzt der Golz. Christian Morgenstern: “Gruselett” – from Galgenlieder (Gallows Songs), 1905 The Winglewangle phluttersthrough widowadowood,the crimson Fingoor spluttersand scary screaks the Scrood. Scariboo: The Gallows Songs: Christian Morgenstern’s Galgenlieder ;A Selection; Translated, with an Introduction, by Max Knight University of California Press 1964.© 1963 by Max E. Knight […]

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Spectres

Halloween is coming! If you’d like to see ghosts without any danger attached, here’s the book for you: ‘Spectropia, or Surprising Spectral Illusions’ (first published in 1863) “showing ghosts everywhere and of any colour”. The images are wonderful in their own right – directions below (no technology needed!)   Directions: “To see the spectres, it is […]

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