8

That Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche falsified her brother's letters and other writings was something that several scholars had already been aware of before her death in 1935. This includes scholars such as Heinrich Rickert and Erich Friedrich Podach. The Nietzsche-Archiv founded by Elisabeth Nietzsche supported several editions of the philosopher's work. These ...


4

The simplest explanation, in-universe so to speak, would be that you need a new unique name to see the Childlike Empress, and "Mondenkind" isn't really a word that existed before in the German language (certainly not in common parlance). Even the more correct compound noun "Mondkind" would be unusual. "Monden" ist dative plural, ...


4

I will base this answer on what I remember from school - we discussed Büchner extensively, but then this was more than 30 years ago. So this will be a stand-in until somebody more knowledgable gives a better answer. Politically, Büchner is important because he lived, and actively took part in, auspicious times. This is now known as the "Vormärz" (...


3

The well known phrase is "Leck mich am Arsch" ("kiss my arse", but literally "lick me on the arse"). It is also known as the Swabian salute.


3

The German phrase "ist sie wahrlich eine..." also occurs in Arthur Schopenhauer's Dialogue on Religion. Religion, the character Philalethes says, is "wahrlich eine pia fraus", "truly a pious fraud" — a fraud justified by its beneficial consequences. Maybe that's what the Childlike Empress is. (Maybe that's what all fiction is.)


3

Below are a few references in English: S. Zhao (2012): "Kafka, Hamlet and the Modern Psyche's Ecology", Foreign Literature Studies, 34(1):152-159. From the abstract: "Shakespeare's Hamlet has special appeal to Franz Kafka, and the two have a deep spiritual relationship. The paper tries to use the relevant records in Kafka's diaries, letters and literary ...


3

The most famous phrase from Goethe's play Götz von Berlichingen is "er kann mich im Arsche lecken!" This is taken from the third act, when Götz von Berlichingen's castle is being besieged and a herald comes to tell him it were better to surrender. This leads to a response that made the play famous: Mich ergeben! Auf Gnad und Ungnad! Mit wem redet Ihr! Bin ...


2

Fama Fraternitatis is available in German at: Allgemeine und General-Reformation der ganzen weiten Welt beneben der Fama Fraternitatis on 12koerbe.de, Fama Fraternitatis des löblichen Ordens des Rosencreutzes on anthroweb.info (translation into modern German), Fama fraternitatis, oder, Entdeckung der Brüderschafft des löblichen Ordens dess Rosen Creutzes : ...


2

There is a Wikipedia page about this play and this notorious passage and the various editions which printed it straight or expurgated. According to Wikipedia, in Act 3, Scene 16, Goethe wrote: Mich ergeben! Auf Gnad und Ungnad! Mit wem redet Ihr! Bin ich ein Räuber! Sag deinem Hauptmann: Vor Ihro Kaiserliche Majestät hab ich, wie immer, schuldigen ...


2

Yes, you miss one story: "The story of Ghemmal", in the beginning of chapter 23. But a glittering object was left behind in the juniper bush: the belt Ghemmal. Bastian was unaware of his loss and never thought of the belt again. Ilwan had saved it from the flames for nothing. A few days later Ghemmal was found by a blackbird, who had no suspicion ...


1

In a letter (published in "Michael Endes Zettelkasten") the author answered a question. Readers had complained about Moonchild beeing a lesser Momo. I don't remember the whole letter. But parts of it. "Momo" is human. "Moonchild" is a godess. She per definition is neutral. Or better all has the same worth. She as the source of creativity and creating is not ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible