Wednesday, April 11, 2007

People I admire

Here are three people I admire. I admire John Coltrane for being the greatest jax saxophonist of all times. He revolutionised saxophone playing while showing amazing simplicity.

Secondly I admire the philosopher Martin Heidegger, who created a new language of being. I always see him as a poet rather than a philosopher. Although he was not resistant against the Nazis, he remains one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century.

Thirdly, I cannot decide between the Swiss author Friedrich D├╝renmatt or the Austrian dramatist Thomas Bernhard. The former created a unique narrative which goes back to ancient mythology, the latter has again created his own language, with endless musically composed sentences.

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