Geoffrey Fox

Reflections & Inquiries

Time of the Wolf: Germany, post-war


Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich by Harald Jähner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Aftermath by Harald Jähner (original: Wolfszeit, “Wolf Time,” 2019) is about the Germans in 1945-1955, recovering from the war, their huge and humiliating defeat, the destruction of most of their cities and production facilities, and their own … read more »

Another review of “Rabble!”

2022.03.16 - Tags: ,

From Robert (“Bob”) Kolodney in Washington DC, Harvard classmate and active leader of reading groups. Geoffrey Fox does a marvelous job of making the 19th Century come alive through participants in the ill-fated Paris Commune of 1871.   Following the French loss in the Franco Prussian War, there was a brief chance for working class … read more »

Reviews and reader comments on RABBLE!

2022.01.31 - Tags: ,

Reviews and comments: Reviews posted in Goodreads, Amazon and NetGalley Other reader comments

Ost-Afrika: what the Germans left

2021.12.28 - Tags: , ,

Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah My rating: 4 of 5 stars Abdulrazak Gurnah has given us a vivid reimagining of the Africans’ experience during and following the German administration and wars in Deutsch-Ost-Afrika, German East Africa, from the 1880s until the defeat of Germany in November 1918, when the victors then divided up the enormous, formerly … read more »

Spanish dancer—Spanische Tänzerin


Rocío Molina and Yerai Cortés, guitar, in the Matadero 12 December 2021 She strides to the lip of the stage Till erect before the lean and seated figure of man and guitar, Her gaze unseeing directed to us in the shadows in the darkened hall. She stretches down an arm that seems to move of … read more »