Goodbye to Berlin

Goodbye to Berlin

Isherwood, Christopher
First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently...
September 27, 2012
Fire Above, the Mountain Below
Reinhard Jirgl's strikingly individual novel The Fire Above, the Mountain Below demonstrates that he is not only unorthodox in his approach to language, but also difficult to pin down in...
October 15, 2021
Seagull Books


Kaes, Anton
Fritz Lang's 'M' (1931) is an undisputed classic of world cinema. Lang considered it his most lasting work. Peter Lorre's extraordinary performance as the childlike misfit Hans Beckert was one of...
March 25, 2021
British Film Institute
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." He knew what he was talking about.

Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later,...

January 3, 2012
Berkley Books
Dadas on Art: Tzara, Arp, Duchamp and Others
A protest against the brutality of World War I and a rejection of traditional culture and aesthetics, the Dada movement proclaimed itself as anti-art. In the visual arts, literature, and graphic...
February 2, 2007
Dover Publications
Torqued Man

Torqued Man

Mann, Peter

"A damn good read."--Alan Furst

A brilliant debut novel, at once teasing literary thriller and a darkly comic blend of history and invention, The Torqued Man...

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Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family
A Major Literary Event: a brilliant new translation of Thomas Mann's first great novel, one of the two for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929.

Buddenbrooks, first...

June 28, 1994
736 Pages
Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man
A classic, controversial book exploring German culture and identity by the author of Death in Venice and The Magic Mountain, now back in print.

When the Great War broke out...

May 18, 2021
New York Review of Books
592 Pages
Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend
John E. Woods is revising our impression of Thomas Mann, masterpiece by masterpiece. --The New Yorker

Doctor Faustus is Mann's deepest artistic gesture. . . . Finely translated by...

July 27, 1999
544 Pages
Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel
The "captivating" (The New York Times), definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the extraordinary rise and political brilliance of the most powerful--and elusive...
October 26, 2021

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