I am Thomas Schürmann — fine artist, researcher, dilettant, baroque and renaissance lover, rooted gardener and woodworker.
I love details and I love getting to the bottom of things.
August 6, 2020 Read: ~ 21 min Words: ~ 3100
There are quotations that one never forgets, and this, the following quotation from the English Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon, came to my mind very well when reading the novel Wedding before the Fall, written by Dorothy L. Sayers in 1937. And then comes the moment when one is reminded of this quotation anew in an up-to-date way. We'll get to that later.
August 6, 2020 Read: ~ 10 min Words: ~ 1470
What does a beloved pre-Christmas German television routine about a little Lord, Star Trek and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have in common?
August 7, 2020 Read: ~ 10 min Words: ~ 1500
Vaudevilles were a theatre and song genre in France, in the eighties of the nineteenth century in the United States vaudevilles and show booths were so called. Numerous famous comedians emerged from them there.
March 24, 2020 Read: ~ 35 min Words: ~ 5000
Cristóbal Rio's bookshelf is dominated by male authors of existentialism: Albert Camus and Søren Kierkegaard and Miguel de Unamuno. What role do the philosophical views of these authors play in the series, and what is it about Death in the Afternoon by Hemingway?