Is there a German word for being surrounded by stacks of once-feted, now forgotten novels piled in a deeply haunted basement wondering, “What if this is where my book ends up?”

Three years of German in high school didn’t offer an ample enough vocabulary. Thankfully, English has a word for this: sadness.

Source: What Working at a Used Bookstore Taught Me About Literary Rejection ‹ Literary Hub

Michael E Brown @brownstudy