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Berlin! Berlin! is a satirical selection from the man with the "acid pen and the perfect pitch for hypocrisy," as New York author and Tucholsky-expert Peter Wortsman writes. This book is a complete collection of Tucholsky's news stories, features, satirical pieces, and poems about his hometown Berlin. It depicts Weimar Germany, its cabarets, its policies, its follies, and its celebrities, Pola Negri, Claire Waldoff, Bertold Brecht, Max Reinhardt, and Heinrich Zille. The book contains some of Tucholsky's most famous pieces, features of the stereotypical Berliner on the phone, on vacation or doing "bizness", more than one satirical biography of the author himself, and some of his most famed stories such as where the holes in the cheese come from, or about the lion who escaped the Berlin Zoo. Herr Wendriner, the chatty Berlin businessman makes an appearance, as well as Lottchen, the flapper, modeled after one of Tucholsky's real-life girlfriends.

The foreword was written by Anne Nelson, the author of "The Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler". Ian King, the distinguished chair of the Kurt-Tucholsky-Society and a former professor of German in London and Sheffield, who wrote his Ph. D. on Tucholsky, provided a biographical introduction. "His writings still have lessons for us today," King writes, "that a man who might have preferred to write idylls, humorous pieces and unpolitical verse instead devoted his life to fighting against injustice and arguing passionately against the addiction to military uniforms which afflicted too many of his compatriots."

Peter Schneider, the author of the Berlin novel "Walljumper" writes about this book: "Kurt Tucholsky was one of the most brilliant German-Jewish writers and satirists of his time. He had to leave his beloved Berlin because of his biting, witty stories against militarism and Nazi Fascism. Today's Berliners adore him as one of the greatest sons of this city. The world has yet to discover his genius." This collection of Tucholsky's stories, with many pictures of the old and the new Berlin has never been published in America -- or in English -- before. This book will hopefully help to rediscover the famed writer in the United States.

Kurt Tucholsky's Berlin Stories is a book by Berlinica Publishing LLC, a multi-media publishing house based in New York City. Berlinica offers English-language books from Germany, fiction and non-fiction, mostly about history; as well documentaries on DVD, and music CDs.

Berlinica titles include "Germany? Germany!," "Rheinsberg," and "Prayer After the Slaughter," all by Kurt Tucholsky, a book about Mark Twain in Berlin with original Twain stories, "Berlin 1945" with historic black-and-white pictures from the Soviet Army archives, a travel guide to Martin Luther, a book on the 1000-year anniversary of Leipzig, and the comprehensive history book "Jews in Berlin". We also sell "Rocking the Wall," Erik Kirschbaum on Bruce Springsteen, "The Berlin Wall Today," a full-color guide to the remnants of the Wall by Michael Cramer, "The Berlin Cookbook," a full-color collection of traditional German recipes, the music CD "Berlin -- mon amour," by chanteuse Adrienne Haan, and two documentaries on DVD, "The Red Orchestra," by Berlin-born artist Stefan Roloff and "The Path to Nuclear Fission," by New York filmmaker Rosemarie Reed. Upcoming is "Hereafter," by Kurt Tucholsky.

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  • Publication Date: March 19, 2019
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 264 Pages
  • File Size: 5,566 KB

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