Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

From my website

LOUD, FORCEFUL, AND QUICK TO ANGER: KAFKA ON THE EDUCATIONAL METHODS OF HIS FATHER.This is Part 3 of Kafka’s Letter to his Father. For Parts 1 and 2 see my posts of 9 and 12 April.I was a timid child, but at the same time obstinate, the way children are.…

THE BEST QUOTATIONS FROM @HISTORYCRACKS.Lawrence OsborneThis is what I have been reading/tweeting lately:Backpacking: just another twist in the history of Western voyeurism and exploitation (Tessa Hadley)Making love to an older man: you get the heavy hinterland of his worldly experience driven in behind the fine point of the moment (Tessa…

A TRUE KAFKA: STRONG, HEALTHY, WITH A GOOD APPETITE AND A LOUD VOICE.In 1919 Kafka addressed a letter to his father, discussing their alienation. This is Part 2 of my translation. For the beginning of this letter check my post of 9 April....I’m not saying that I am what I…

 
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