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CharlesMcNulty: In my continuing retreat from contemporary reality, I just suggested to a student of mine with a radical political sensibility that he familiarize himself with the plays of German expressionist Ernst Toller.

HNIJohnMiller: 14) Ernst Toller, an anarchist attempted to take over, which lasted for a grand total of 3 days, until another group of communists took over, and formed the Bavarian Soviet Republic. These communists attempted to burn all money, take all the food and weapons and arm the homeless

BadgerSmaker: Ethan Hawke's Reverend Ernst Toller in "First Reformed" is up there with Health Ledger's Joker for sheer terrifying horror. The thought of running into someone like this is just... Nope!!! :O

RukhsanaSardarr: The revolution is like a vessel filled with the pulsating heartbeat of millions of working people. - ERNST TOLLER

DCWhite2: Slogans which deafened us so that we could not hear the truth. ~ Ernst Toller

BrendanMLeonard: when an alien force threatens the future of cinema, rev. ernst toller must unite thomasin the witch, howard ratner, ava the robot, curtis vaughn, and chiron to save the silver screen in THE A24VENGERS. (retweet or comment with your personal A24 super team).

KleinpasteThijs: This police description of the poet Ernst Toller, who participated in the Bavarian Revolution of 1919.

SocialCinephile: Quote of the day: "Some are called for their gregariousness, some are called for their suffering. Others are called for their loneliness." Reverend Ernst Toller - First Reformed - 2017 - Written by Paul Schrader

shabbir_124: “Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so.” -- Ernst Toller

NekropoleENG: Ernst Toller Revolutionary, Politician, Poet, died 22.05.1939.

libshipwreck: "Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so." - Ernst Toller (1934)

ernst_toller: “We do not always need an E. Toller. But in our moment, we can learn so much from him. And we must.That’s why we retell the story. So it is remembered.”

dumbteenfag_: pastor ernst toller be like: i never said anything bad about mother earth. mother earth is my friend ❤️

boynamedshark: sometimes it feels like the only sane person is ernst toller, the fictional reverend played by ethan hawke in the 2018 film first reformed, written and directed by paul schrader

richrmurphy: tonight i may watch the 2017 film first reformed, and learn a few things from the main character, reverend ernst toller!

mathildork: the ernst toller society just shared my translations. couldn't be happier :)

RichardKiddo: 4) An accordion player in a cajun band falls in love with an androgynous cabaret performer while on tour in Weimar Berlin. They have drunken adventures through the crumbling republic and are eventually married by Ernst Toller.

CameronHepola: Describe your theology with four cinematic clerics Ernst Toller played by Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) Sebastian Rodrigues played by Andrew Garfield (Silence) Father Quintana played by Javier Bardem (To the Wonder) Priest played by Claude Laydu (Diary of a Country Priest)

eeberquist: tired: I'm going to become the Joker wired: I'm going to become Reverend Ernst Toller

EchoesofthePas1: On April 12th, only six days into Ernst Toller's regime, the Soviet Communist Party seized power - led by three Russian émigrés, with Eugen Leviné as head of state. Another good old "German" ;)

EchoesofthePas1: Curiosities linked to WW2! On April 6th, 1919, communists seized the State of Bavaria and declared the Bavarian Soviet Republic. It was ruled by USPD members such as Ernst Toller, and anarchists like Gustav Landauer and Erich Mühsam*. * All of them good old "Germans" ;)

mathildork: will try to translate ernst toller’s prison letters and poems

yeetismurder: this is what reverend ernst toller in first reformed probably wrote in his diary to justify his postponing of getting checked out for what was very obviously stomach cancer

DistressedFaith: "A life without despair is a life without hope. Holding these two ideas in our head is life itself." - Ernst Toller -Pastor of First Reformed in Snowbridge, NY. -Drinker -Living a crisis of faith -Mature themes -Triggers

platyakul: Given the results of tonight's election we should all endeavor to be more like pastor Ernst Toller

libshipwreck: “Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so.” - Ernst Toller

mathildork: just scanned this beaut bc it’s been overdue at the lib, collected poems of ernst toller will be our some time next year

IngeborgWendel: Laura Palmer, Ernst Toller, Petra Von Kant, Frank-N-Furter... Trying to see what they all have in common

mathildork: this is from emmy hennings’s Die Letzte Freude, a short book of poems published by the same house that put out ernst toller, been working on traditional & homophonic translations of these poems lately

Quoteopolis01: Ernst Toller – Gradually I became aware of…

byWilliamJMeyer: Paul Schrader may have been referencing Flannery O’Connor but that doesn’t necessarily mean Ernst Toller was referencing Hazel Motes.

meatshowerky: hate to say it but I don't know if I've ever identified with a movie character more than Ernst Toller. i would have been a great priest if I could get my theology straight. instead i'm in essence a heretic.

WinterOakPress: “A Jewish mother brought me into the world, Germany fed me, Europe shaped me, my home (Heimat) is the Earth, the world is my Vaterland” - Ernst Toller

WinterOakPress: “A Jewish mother brought me into the world, Germany fed me, Europe shaped me, my home (Heimat) is the Earth, the world is my Vaterland” - Ernst Toller

WinterOakPress: “A Jewish mother brought me into the world, Germany fed me, Europe shaped me, my home (Heimat) is the Earth, the world is my Vaterland” - Ernst Toller

johnsimkin: Ernst Toller: "All true pacifism is revolutionary. Pacifism which believes it can pacify the world on the foundation of the capitalism is blind. We must fight this dangerous blindness."

johnsimkin: Ernst Toller: "The ethical man: living solely according to his own principles. The political man: fighter for social forms which are the prerequisite of a better life for others."

libshipwreck: “We warned the people, many of us; we gave repeated warnings over many years. But it is we who are to blame, because our voices were faint;” - Ernst Toller (1933). Posted in 2017, this reading list on understanding fascism remains tragically relevant:

bubucela_: the first reformed -pastor ernst toller

johnsimkin: Ernst Toller on Lenin: "To be able to live without idols, that’s one of the decisive things. To be as devout as those who believe in idols and yet not to need any."

johnsimkin: A detailed biography of Ernst Toller, the Jewish German writer that Hitler most feared.

mathildork: damn ernst toller wrote a letter to me

MPTAcharya1: 17 January 1919: M.P.T. Acharya found himself in Munich, putting the question of Indian independence to the short-lived Bavarian Council Republic and supposedly meeting Ernst Toller, before proceeding to Bern for the International Socialist Congress

Rob_Motto: First Reformed is my favorite film of 2018 yet its own creator falls into the same ideological traps that Reverend Ernst Toller did.

QuoteRevolution: The revolution is like a vessel filled with the pulsating heartbeat of millions of working people. - ERNST TOLLER

mathildork: i don’t think anyone’s gonna accept my ernst toller translation for publication which is fine but it probably means i’ll have to do it myself which is also fine but means i don’t think i can do bilingual it’ll just be too many pages, but the pdf will stay bilingual obvs

Sivababasada1: The revolution is like a vessel filled with the pulsating heartbeat of millions of working people. - ERNST TOLLER

mathildork: Poems of the Imprisoned — Ernst Toller (trans. Mathilda Cullen)

mathildork: ernst toller, from the book of swallows

huebner_thomas: My review of I was a German by Ernst Toller

stephaniemlee: Something a little different from me! I wrote about FIRST REFORMED and the unforgettable Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), whose spiritual crisis in the face of climate change feels all too real

USRevolt1776: Before I get into who comprised this new "Liberal Elite" in Germany, first, a look at who was behind the Revolution: Rosa Luxemburg Kurt Eisner Paul Levi Leo Jogiches Ernst Toller Erich Muhsam Gustav Landauer Eugen Levine Karl Radek Guess what they all have in common...

LauraKerrArt: And suddenly, like a poet in darkness, the real poem broke in upon me; the simple fact of it, which I had forgotten, which had lain deep buried and out of sight; the idea of community, of unity and good Liquid Crystal Display made clear this world. Ernst Toller my faith restored

VasanthaR2016: "We revolutionaries acknowledge the right to revolution when we see that the situation is no longer tolerable, that it has become a frozen nightmare. Then we have the right to overthrow it." Ernst Toller

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to German writer and playwright Ernst Toller (December 1, 1893), author of "Eine Jugend in Deutschland" (1933) et al.

MuckZuckerburg: A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER POO ODD, UNNECESSARY WITH FART PACKAGE TAN AND ONE QUARTER RE-SURFACES IN SOME TO DON AND THE DOG POO HAS FLEED. FART FOOT. WRONG. LEVEL MMO AFFORDABLE DIARRHEA NOT THE CEREAL. HIS PARTY IFB FART BIRD PEE PON. THEY DIY ERNST TOLLER DOG FART SHOW AND TAKE MY

hologramvin: "What separated a German mother from a French mother? Slogans which deafened us so that we could not hear the truth." - Ernst Toller, in a letter, 1916

valarazor: there's only one true hot priest,,,, and his name is pastor ernst toller

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esudejii: I love Ernst Toller.

Beyondships: The 11th portrait in Early Drawings by Valda is of the playwright and anti-Nazi leader Ernst Toller

mathildork: back on my ernst toller bullshit: if you remember my little spiel on "the paragraph in ernst toller" at the philly reading you'll know why this moment in the Book of Swallows is so crucial

mathildork: I will have two new chapbooks for sale soon, 1) ernst toller physical copies & 2) my first poetry chapbook trace happenings

yeetismurder: ngl if reverend ernst toller wants to lie down on someone and metaphorically transport thru various green screen backgrounds with them i'm right here

mathewkumar: [squeezes a gogurt tube into my apple juice] look daddy I'm Reverend Ernst Toller from Paul Shrader's First Reformed!!!

ins0p0r: [September 30th, 1919] Karlheinz Martin's production of "Transformation" (by Ernst Toller) in Berlin with Fritz Kortner as the war returnee, 30 September 1919 via /r/100yearsago

myetcetera: 'Regardless of how we fight, we must have the same goal before us--freeing mankind from lies and injustice.' --Ernst Toller, 1933.

mathildork: Friends, here it is:

Treeplex7: As a rule people are afraid of truth. Each truth we discover....destroys the crutches on which we used to lean. ~Ernst Toller

JoJoshinMe: History is the propaganda of the victors. -Ernst Toller An attack is launched on those who tread too near the truth intended to remain hidden.

23corneliastnyc: slowly turning into pastor ernst toller from forst reformed

villeneuveist: I'm going to become the Reverend Ernst Toller

FisherBurton: Best 2010s Film Introverts Nina Sayers-Black Swan Louis Bloom-Nightcrawler Brian Wilson-Love & Mercy Theodore Twombley-Her India Stoker-Stoker Brandon Sullivan-Shame Lee Jong-su-Burning Reynolds Woodcck-A Phantom Thread Emily Dickinson-A Quiet Passion Ernst Toller-First Reformed

mathildork: translating ernst toller on stolen time

wtfisapoet: Feeling completely torn open by these Ernst Toller sonnets translated by Mathilda Cullen

mathildork: "Time is a gray fog. It sits down in the pores of your boundless desire." - Ernst Toller, my forthcoming translation of The Book of Swallows

mathildork: Ernst Toller / my rough draft / Shitty translator who’s selling this shit for twenty dollars

mathildork: okay the most recent translator of Ernst Toller also translated a work bashing socialism??? also he likes to "blog the american constitution" so I can already say my translation will be better

giaonfilm: just had a bruh reverend ernst toller moment on main . . . . . . . anyways

MuckZuckerburg: Y now it's time for the Ernst Toller show starring Priyanka Chopra. Oh, hurl.

MuckZuckerburg: Match Game: Blank Ernst Toller. Ding, what's your answer? Mookie. a diarrhea-filled elephant: Poo. Buzz. Wrong, you lose. Next game.

goodjobliz: have never related to rev ernst toller than i do whenever the marvel discourse whirs back into life

QChimps: Ernst Toller – Most people have no imagination… “Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so. What separated a German mother from a French mother?” -Ernst Toller More Famous Qu…

libshipwreck: “We warned the people, many of us; we gave repeated warnings over many years.” - Ernst Toller (1934) A reading list on understanding fascism. I look forward to the day that I can stop sharing this list:

fightmastermike: Why did it take me this long to read The Power and the Glory?!?!?! John Ames > Ernst Toller > The Whiskey Priest > Father Rodrigues. The name alone, The Whiskey Priest, is reason enough to read the book!

Leeninist: Initially, the Bavarian Soviet Republic was ruled by USPD members such as Ernst Toller, and anarchists like anarchist writer Gustav Landauer, Silvio Gesell, and playwright Erich Mühsam. Toller, who was also a playwright, described the it as the "Bavarian Revolution of Love".

iloveuthots: goodnight to pastor ernst toller only

RoRabz: Thread on Dachau & creeping fascism... plus another side of the town's history. It was where fighters from the Bavarian worker’s republic – led by poet/playwright Ernst Toller – defeated reactionary forces trying to crush the nascent revolution in 1919.

libshipwreck: “We warned the people, many of us; we gave repeated warnings over many years. But it is we who are to blame, because our voices were faint; we are terribly to blame.” - Ernst Toller (1934)

Zebastian_D: Humanity seeks in art the solution of various miseries and conflicts... Art is betrayed when the terrible story of humanity is misrepresented in insignificant niceties.-Ernst Toller

dumpstergroper: all i want in life is a tekken game where i can fight as the priest from fleabag vs reverend ernst toller and all the other great film priests

MovieWisdom: "Courage is the solution to despair. Reason provides no answers. We don't know what the future will bring. We have to choose despite uncertainty." Rev. Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) in First Reformed (2017)

leraskolnikova: i learned about ernst toller through ‘first reformed’ and now i’m a huge fan of the soviet bavaria, this is hilarious

IBC_London: The Remembering Ernst Toller conference continues with 2 outstanding papers on his letters from exile by Veronika Schuchter and his film projects by Christiane Schönfeld.

IBC_London: Brilliant keynote by Stefan Neuhaus on “Search Movements: Literature and Politics between the Wars” at Remembering Ernst Toller

Culturesmatter: "To be honest, you have to know. To be brave, you have to understand. To be fair, you must not forget. When barbarism crushes under its yoke, you have to fight. I cannot afford to remain silent. Anyone who keeps silent in such a time betrays his human mission." Ernst Toller

IBC_London: Honoured to speak about Fritz and Max Brainin, Austro-American poet and architect respectively, at “Remembering Ernst Toller” conference in NYC on exile in the US, 30 May - 1 June.

GI_NewYork: In his new play "3 Suitcases" Richard Byrne imagines an encounter between Ernst Toller and Williams S. Burroughs at the Mayflower Hotel in 1939. A staged reading will take place at Leo Baeck Institute this Thursday, May 9:

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