Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher

By Walter Moers

Falls Sie sich schon einmal gefragt haben, womit sich Walter Moers, Schöpfer von ”Das kleine Arschloch” und ”Käpt’n Blaubär” in seiner knapp bemessenen Freizeit beschäftigt: Er übersetzt zamonische Literatur ins Deutsche. Soeben erschienen ist Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher, ein autobiographisches Werk des legendären Hildegunst von Mythenmetz, dessen ”Mythenmetzsche Abschweifung” bereits in Ensel und Krete viele Leser an den Rand des Wahnsinns getrieben hat -- und darüber hinaus.

Hildegunst ist als junge Großechse auf der uneinnehmbaren Lindwurmfeste aufgewachsen, einem Ort, an dem jeder davon träumt, einmal ein ganz großer Schriftsteller zu werden und zu diesem Zweck von den Eltern mit einem ”Dichtpaten” ausgestattet wird. Hildegunsts Abenteuer nimmt seinen Anfang, als sein Dichtpate Danzelot von Silbendrechsler das Zeitliche segnet und ihm ein Manuskript hinterlässt, das es in sich hat: Nur zehn Seiten umfasst es, aber es ruft beim Leser eine Vielzahl stärkster Empfindungen hervor wie kein anderer textual content der zamonischen Literaturgeschichte.

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All Power to the Councils!: A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918-1919

“Gabriel Kuhn’s very good quantity illuminates a profound international innovative second, within which remarkable rules and debates lit the sky.” —Marcus Rediker, writer of Villains of all international locations and The Slave send   “This awesome assortment, skillfully edited by way of Gabriel Kuhn, brings to existence that the majority pivotal of revolutions, crackling with the acrid smell of highway scuffling with, rebel hopes, and finally defeat… In an period brimming with anticapitalist aspirations, those pages ring with that also unmet innovative promise of a higher global: i used to be, i'm, I shall be.” —Sasha Lilley, writer of Capital and Its Discontents and coauthor of Catastrophism   The German Revolution erupted out of the ashes of worldwide conflict I, prompted via mutinying sailors refusing to be sacrificed within the ultimate carnage of the struggle. whereas the Social Democrats grabbed strength, radicals around the nation rallied to set up a communist society below the slogan "All strength to the Councils!" The Spartacus League introduced an rebellion in Berlin, council republics have been proclaimed in Bremen and Bavaria, and employees' revolts shook a variety of German cities. but in an act that might tragically form the process historical past, the Social Democratic executive beaten the rebellions with assistance from right-wing militias, paving the way in which for the ill-fated Weimar Republic—and finally the ascension of the Nazis. This definitive documentary background collects manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters from the German Revolution—Rosa Luxemburg, the progressive Stewards, and Gustav Landauer among others—introduced and annotated by way of the editor. Many files, corresponding to the anarchist Erich Mühsam's complete account of the Bavarian Council Republic, are provided right here in English for the 1st time. the quantity additionally comprises fabrics from the purple Ruhr military that repelled the reactionary Kapp Putsch in 1920 and the communist bandits that roamed japanese Germany till 1921. All strength to the Councils! offers a dynamic and

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Day In Day Out: A Novel

By Terezia Mora

In a scruffy park of a West ecu city, a guy in an ill-fitting trench coat is located putting via the toes, half-dead.

This is Abel Nema, the enigmatic but interesting protagonist of Terézia Mora’s the world over acclaimed novel, a linguistic phenomenon who can communicate ten languages perfectly yet whose grip on truth is slowly slipping away. due to the fact his self-imposed exile from his Balkan fatherland ten years previous, he has been creating a existence between fellow refugees: a bunch of bohemian jazz musicians, an eccentric scholar of old heritage, and a gang of younger Gypsies. His buddies one of the locals contain a neighbor who claims to have visited heaven (and introduces Abel to hallucinogens), the sordid characters who widespread the local intercourse bar, and a splendidly zany relatives he joins while, desirous to expand his residency allow, he enters right into a fictive marriage. but via all of it he continues to be unusually hole: for all his languages he has little humanity to place into words.

Day In Day Out, Terézia Mora’s fierce and lovely debut novel, is immediately an evocation of the newly multicultural Europe and an exploration of a deeply disturbed person. it's a prose labyrinth of infrequent poetic strength that marks its writer as a big new voice in modern fiction.

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Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (Princeton Classics)

This vintage is the benchmark opposed to which all sleek books approximately Nietzsche are measured. while Walter Kaufmann wrote it within the speedy aftermath of global struggle II, such a lot students outdoors Germany considered Nietzsche as half madman, half proto-Nazi, and nearly absolutely unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche approximately single-handedly, proposing his works as one of many nice achievements of Western philosophy.

Responding to the strong myths and countermyths that had sprung up round Nietzsche, Kaufmann provided a sufferer, evenhanded account of his existence and works, and of the makes use of and abuses to which next generations had placed his rules. with out ignoring or downplaying the ugliness of lots of Nietzsche's proclamations, he set them within the context of his paintings as a complete and of the counterexamples yielded via a accountable examining of his books. extra certainly, he awarded Nietzsche's principles approximately strength as one of many nice accomplishments of contemporary philosophy, arguing that his belief of the "will to energy" used to be no longer a crude apology for ruthless self-assertion yet has to be associated with Nietzsche's both profound principles approximately sublimation. He additionally awarded Nietzsche as a pioneer of recent psychology and argued key to realizing his total philosophy is to determine it as a response opposed to Christianity.

Many students long ago part century have taken factor with a few of Kaufmann's interpretations, however the e-book ranks as probably the most influential bills ever written of any significant Western philosopher. that includes a brand new foreword via Alexander Nehamas, this Princeton Classics version of Nietzsche introduces a brand new new release of readers to at least one the main influential bills ever written of any significant Western thinker.

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Die Abenteuer des Joel Spazierer

By Michael Köhlmeier

"Ich besaß nie den Ehrgeiz, ein guter Mensch zu werden." Joel Spazierer, geboren 1949 in Budapest, wächst bei seinen Großeltern auf und ist vier Jahre alt, als sie von Stalins Schergen abgeholt werden. Fünf Tage und vier Nächte verbringt er allein in der Wohnung und lernt eine Welt ohne Menschen kennen. Es fehlt ihm an nichts, er ist zufrieden. Eher zufällig findet ihn seine Mutter, die noch Studentin ist. Joel Spazierer lernt nie, was once intestine und was once böse ist. Sein Aussehen, sein Charme, seine Freundlichkeit öffnen ihm jedes Herz. Er lügt, stiehlt und mordet, ändert seinen Namen und seine Identität und betreibt seine kriminelle Karriere in vielen europäischen Ländern. Die Geschichte, die er uns ganz unschuldig erzählt, ist ein Schelmenroman über die Nachtseiten unserer Gesellschaft wie es noch keinen gab.

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The Authority of Everyday Objects: A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

By Paul Betts

From the Werkbund to the Bauhaus to Braun, from furnishings to cars to customer home equipment, twentieth-century commercial layout is heavily linked to Germany. during this pathbreaking learn, Paul Betts brings to gentle the the most important function that layout performed in development a revolutionary West German commercial tradition atop the charred is still of the earlier. The Authority of daily gadgets details how the postwar interval gave upward push to a brand new layout tradition comprising a sprawling community of various curiosity groups—including the kingdom and undefined, architects and architects, client teams and museums, in addition to publicists and women's organizations—who all pointed out business layout as an essential technique of fiscal restoration, social reform, or even ethical regeneration. those cultural battles took on heightened significance accurately as the stakes have been not anything under the very form and importance of West German household modernity. Betts tells the wealthy and far-reaching tale of ways and why commodity aesthetics turned a focus for fashioning a undeniable West German cultural identification. This ebook is located on the very crossroads of German and aesthetics, chilly struggle politics and overseas modernism, institutional existence and visible tradition.

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In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts

By Eugen Ruge

Von den fünfziger Jahren über das Wendejahr 89 bis zum Beginn des neuen Jahrtausends reicht dieser Roman einer Familie. Im Mittelpunkt drei Generationen: Die Großeltern, noch überzeugte Kommunisten, kehren aus dem mexikanischen Exil in die junge DDR heim, um dort ihren Anteil am Aufbau der neuen Republik zu leisten. Ihr Sohn, als junger Mann nach Moskau emigriert und später in ein sibirisches Lager verschleppt, tritt die Reise vom anderen Ende der Welt, dem Ural, an. Er kehrt mit seiner russischen Frau zurück in eine Kleinbürgerrepublik, an deren Veränderbarkeit er weiterhin glauben will. Dem Enkel wird die Wahlheimat von Eltern und Großeltern indes zusehends zu eng - bis er, ausgerechnet am neunzigsten Geburtstag des Patriarchen, in den Westen geht. Die Strahlkraft der politischen Utopie scheint sich von new release zu new release zu verdunkeln: Es ist die Zeit des abnehmenden Lichts.

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Rick Steves' Germany 2011 with map

By Rick Steves

You can expect Rick Steves to inform you what you actually need to understand whilst touring in Germany. This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and old fashioned villages to the lively Germany of this day. Get the main points on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a soothing soak at a Black woodland mineral spa or take a thrilling summer time bobsled journey within the Bavarian Alps. Flash again to Berlin’s turbulent previous at Checkpoint Charlie; then have fun the rebirth of Dresden and its excellent Frauenkirche. Rick’s candid, funny recommendation will advisor you to good-value lodges and eating places. He’ll assist you plan the place to move and what to work out, reckoning on the size of your journey. You’ll study which attractions are worthy it slow and funds, and the way to get round Germany by way of teach, bus, car—and even boat. greater than simply experiences and instructions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a travel consultant on your pocket.

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Tintentod

By Cornelia Funke

Wenige Wochen sind vergangen, seit die Weißen Frauen Staubfinger mitgenommen haben. Meggie und ihre Eltern leben auf einem verlassenen Hof in den Hügeln östlich von Ombra. An diesem friedlichen Ort lässt sich speedy vergessen, was once auf der Nachtburg geschehen ist. Doch in der Dunkelheit, wenn Meggie am Fenster steht und auf Farid wartet, hört sie den Eichelhäher schreien. Und dann verschwindet ihr Vater mit dem Schwarzen Prinzen und dem Starken Mann im Wald, denn er muss dafür sorgen, dass die Schatten über Ombra weichen...

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Foreign Front: Third World Politics in Sixties West Germany (Radical Perspectives)

By Quinn Slobodian

It is usually asserted that West German New Leftists "discovered the 3rd international" within the pivotal decade of the Sixties. Quinn Slobodian upsets that storyline via starting with contributors from the 3rd international themselves: scholars from Africa, Asia, and Latin the US who arrived on West German campuses in huge numbers within the early Nineteen Sixties. They have been the 1st to mobilize German early life in protest opposed to acts of country violence and injustice perpetrated past Europe and North the United States. The activism of the overseas scholars served as a version for West German scholars, catalyzing social events and influencing modes of competition to the Vietnam struggle. In flip, the West Germans provided the overseas scholars cohesion and secure areas for his or her dissident engagements. This collaboration helped the West German scholars to advance a extra nuanced, empathetic realizing of the 3rd international, not only as a domain of ache, poverty, and violence, but additionally because the domestic of politicized people with the capability and may to talk of their personal names.

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