You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Ogden Nash
In Germany after World War II, the authors of what was called Trümmerliteratur, rubble literature, felt the need to rebuild their language, poisoned by Nazism, as well as their country, which lay in ruins. They understood that reality, truth, needed to be reconstructed from the ground up, with new language, just as the bombed cities needed to be rebuilt…And it is for us…to undertake the task of rebuilding…faith in the truth. And to do it with new language, from the ground up.