Wanderjahr


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Wanderjahr

a year’s absence from one’s schooling as period to reflect on learning. [Eur. Hist.: Plumb, 414]
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As he finishes his dressing, he bids farewell to Escalus and Angelo--pulling up to button his pants--and exits as if ready for a gentleman's wanderjahr, masked by stylish sunglasses.
He took a Wanderjahr in Europe, taught school, and published poetry.
Cause for Wonder, started in 1935 as "The Madmen of Ranna" but not published until 1963, draws from Morris's 1933-34 European Wanderjahr.
Had Kreipe asked him this, Leigh Fermor could have answered, savoring the irony, that he'd committed the odes to memory during his teenage Wanderjahr a decade earlier, when, just after Hitler's rise to power, he'd walked clear across Germany (among other countries) with a volume of Horace for his vade mecum, often reciting the poems to himself as he tramped.
His Wanderjahr of additional study, which took him to Holland, Switzerland, and France, put him in touch with a variety of cultures, thought, and institutions.
Indeed, Dilworth's journey through northern Mexico reads like a military Wanderjahr, full of romantic daydreams, an artless fascination with women, and sentimental longings for home.
One afternoon in the American Express office I ran into a family friend, well into his 80s, who was enjoying a late continental Wanderjahr.