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.
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THE DICTAPHONE IN 1894. BETTER THAN EDISON’S MACHINE!A notice appeared in the Wiener Tagblatt of July 10, 1894:Albert Kötzlow has invented and built a new phonograph. It surpasses Edison’s instrument in that it is very simple and cheap and can be worked by any non-specialist. It does everything with respect to…
KAFKA AND HIS FATHER'S JUDAISM. Small mementos of a bygone time.Kafka continues his letter to his father: Later, however, I came to look at Judaism differently and understood why you might believe I had maliciously betrayed you in that respect. You really brought a certain amount…