Diese Sendung ist seit dem 25. Oktober 2016 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 4. Dienstag (2016-10-25 - 2017-06-30) von 20:00 bis 21:00
und monatlich am 1. Dienstag von 20:00 bis 21:00
sowie an diversen Terminen

Reading Circle

The reading group of some 30 members founded by Andrew and Sandra Milne-Skinner is now in its third year. Each month we meet in a member’s home to discuss a contemporary book in English, usually a novel.

In this monthly radio programme 3 or 4 of us get together in the studio to discuss  the book of the month by sharing impressions and insights.


MacherIn: Sandra Milne-Skinner, Andrew Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Dienstag, den 02. März 2021

Jan Morris 'Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere' (2001)

Sandra, Alex and Andrew discuss.

This history-drenched City on the Adriatic  always tantalized Jan Morris. (She....formerly 'he'... died in November 2020.) Its moodiness and changeability appealed to her greatly. From her visit in 1945 it even came to reflect her own  life in its loves, diillusionments, and memories. Her meditation on Trieste is characteristically layered with history, and glows with stories of famous visitors from James Joyce to Sigmund Freud.

We discuss 'Trieste' as a travel book and as a cultural history: the Habsburgs, as a melting pot of contradictory loyalties,  
and the themes of transience, frontiers, exile. and patriotism vs. nationalism. We comment on the syle of this brilliant book and read several extracts.

Music played:
1. 'a snatch of Puccini' (from La Boheme)
2. 'a Lehar waltz' (Gold and Silver)
3. J. Strauss: 'Roses from the South'

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