Germany Dreaming

Episodes

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01Germany is Your America20100208

01Germany Is Your America2010020820110228
02It's Off to Cologne20100209

02It's Off to Cologne2010020920110301 (R3)

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to

explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation: This time he heads for Cologne.

"With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams. But one night seven years ago I had a dream which actually changed my life. As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

The author and critic Michael Bracewell dreams about a visitation by the legendary musician Brian Eno, who informs him that 'Germany is your America', and that he should get out there and explore the place. So after much speculation about things German, after visits to Cologne, Munich and Berlin, and after immersing himself in the music and art of the country (especially electronic music and post modern art) the author is ready to pronounce on his romantic and prejudicial responses to the country. There is also its food to consider. And its youthful fashions.

What does he dig up? Lots! And in this second essay, it's Cologne. Which you can hear about in his specially commissioned five part series for The Essay.

02It's Off to Cologne2010020920110301 (R3)

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to

explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation: This time he heads for Cologne.

"With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams. But one night seven years ago I had a dream which actually changed my life. As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

The author and critic Michael Bracewell dreams about a visitation by the legendary musician Brian Eno, who informs him that 'Germany is your America', and that he should get out there and explore the place. So after much speculation about things German, after visits to Cologne, Munich and Berlin, and after immersing himself in the music and art of the country (especially electronic music and post modern art) the author is ready to pronounce on his romantic and prejudicial responses to the country. There is also its food to consider. And its youthful fashions.

What does he dig up? Lots! And in this second essay, it's Cologne. Which you can hear about in his specially commissioned five part series for The Essay.

02It's Off To Cologne2010020920110301

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to

explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation: This time he heads for Cologne.

"With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

But one night seven years ago I had a dream which actually changed my life.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

The author and critic Michael Bracwell dreams about a visitation by the legendary musician Brian Eno, who informs him that 'Germany is your America', and that he should get out there and explore the place.

So after much speculation about things German, after visits to Cologne, Munich and Berlin, and after immersing himself in the music and art of the country (especially electronic music and post modern art) the author is ready to pronounce on his romantic and prejudical responses to the country.

There is also its food to consider.

And its youthful fashions.

What does he dig up? Lots! And in this second essay, it's Cologne.

Which you can hear about in his specially commissioned five part series for The Essay.

Michael Bracewell visits Cologne as he explores all things German.

The Essay:

Germany Dreaming

explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation:

2.

It's off to Cologne..

With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

The author and critic Michael Bracewell dreams about a visitation by the legendary musician Brian Eno, who informs him that 'Germany is your America', and that he should get out there and explore the place.

03Off To Magical Munich2010021020110302

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation: This time it's Munich.

"With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

But one night seven years ago I had a dream which actually changed my life.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

The author and critic Michael Bracewell dreams about a visitation by the legendary musician Brian Eno, who informs him that 'Germany is your America', and that he should get out there and explore the place.

So after much speculation about things German, after visits to Cologne, Munich and Berlin, and after immersing himself in the music and art of the country (especially electronic music and post modern art) the author is ready to pronounce on his romantic and prejudical responses to the country.

There is also its food to consider.

And its youthful fashions.

What does he dig up? Lots! In this third essay, he's Munich bound.

Author and critic Michael Bracewell travels to Munich, exploring all things German.

The Essay:

Germany Dreaming

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to

explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation:

3.

Off to magical Munich..

With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

Which you can hear about in his specially commissioned five part series for The Essay.

04Berlin Is Calling2010021120110303

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation: Now he's Berlin bound.

"With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

But one night seven years ago I had a dream which actually changed my life.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

The author and critic Michael Bracewell dreams about a visitation by the legendary musician Brian Eno, who informs him that 'Germany is your America', and that he should get out there and explore the place.

So after much speculation about things German, after visits to Cologne, Munich and Berlin, and after immersing himself in the music and art of the country (especially electronic music and post modern art) the author is ready to pronounce on his romantic and prejudical responses to the country.

There is also its food to consider.

And its youthful fashions.

What does he dig up? Lots! And this time it's Berlin.

Which you can hear about in his specially commissioned five part series for The Essay.

Author and critic Michael Bracewell explores all thing German, travelling to Berlin.

The Essay:

Germany Dreaming

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to

explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation:

4.

Berlin is calling..

With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

05 LASTA Return To Cologne2010021220110304

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation: And finally, a return to Cologne.

"With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

But one night seven years ago I had a dream which actually changed my life.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."

The author and critic Michael Bracewell dreams about a visitation by the legendary musician Brian Eno, who informs him that 'Germany is your America', and that he should get out there and explore the place.

So after much speculation about things German, after visits to Cologne, Munich and Berlin, and after immersing himself in the music and art of the country (especially electronic music and post modern art) the author is ready to pronounce on his romantic and prejudical responses to the country.

There is also its food to consider.

And its youthful fashions.

What does he dig up? Lots! And in a final essay, he returns, wiser, to Cologne.

Which you can hear about in his specially commissioned five part series for The Essay.

Author and critic Michael Bracewell explores all things German, and returns to Cologne.

The Essay:

Germany Dreaming

After a bizarre dream, author and critic Michael Bracewell is prompted to

explore all things German, which means travel and much speculation:

5.

A return to Cologne...

With the greatest respect to Dr Freud, I have never put much store by the interpretation of dreams.

As I slid towards sleep, it seemed as though a corner of the room was beginning to glow..."