September 10, 2014 at 09:49AM
"Where is the center of events, the common standpoint around which they revolve and which gives them cohesion?" #readingToday

I imagine that every historian is similarly affected when he begins to record the events of some period and wishes to portray them sincerely. Where is the center of events, the common standpoint around which they revolve and which gives them cohesion? In order that something like cohesion, something like causality, that some kind of meaning might ensue and that it can in some way be narrated, the historian must invent units, a hero, a nation, an idea, and he must allow to happen to this invented unit what has in reality happened to the nameless.

Journey to the East, Hermann Hesse´╗┐