By Daniel Kehlmann

From the the world over best-selling writer Daniel Kehlmann, a provocative and wickedly humorous novel approximately unpredictable men–one an artist and the opposite a journalist, who jointly embark on an unforeseen event with uproarious effects.

Sebastian Zollner’s failure as a journalist is matched simply via his own mess ups: his female friend is relocating in a brand new lover ahead of Sebastian even is aware he’s been dumped. trying to find the holiday that may redeem him within the eyes of his friends, he heads off on a wild goose chase into the mountains to interview the eccentric, mythical painter Manuel Kaminski, with the desire of writing his biography.

Kaminski goes blind and resides in seclusion together with his daughter. He can be engaged on his subsequent masterpiece or easing into his ultimate days, and his inconsistent profession increases the query of even if he has been a fraud or a genius. His inventive popularity hinges on any variety of components yet so much prominently on a definitive biography. input Zollner–who has no goal of writing a gasp piece. He’s out to dig dust and to strength Kaminski to confront the legacy of his paintings. however the secrets and techniques he uncovers will lead Kaminski, and Zollner himself, to areas neither of them ever anticipated to go.

With edgy wit and intelligence, Daniel Kehlmann dives into the issues of what's “truth” in our celebrity-crazed occasions and embraces the strength and humanity that lie underneath the pretensions of the paintings and journalistic worlds. A firecracker of a unique.

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By Stefan Berger

The Historikerstreit of the Nineteen Eighties has ended inconclusively amidst heated debates at the nature and process German nationwide historical past. the writer follows the debates past the unforeseen reunification of the rustic in 1990 and analyzes the latest developments in German historiography. Reunification, he observes, has introduced in its wake an pressing look for the "normality" of the kingdom kingdom. For an individual attracted to the improvement of the nationwide grasp narrative in additional contemporary German historiography, this booklet will offer an important consultant throughout the multitude of historic debates surrounding the state state.

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By Hartmut Berghoff

This choice of essays explores the influence that nationalism, capitalism, and socialism had on economics in the course of the first 1/2 the 20 th century. targeting valuable Europe, participants learn the function that businesspeople and firms performed in Germany's and Austria's paths to the disaster of Nazism. in keeping with new archival study, the essays collected right here ask how the enterprise group grew to become serious about the political strategy and describes the implications coming up from that involvement. specific realization is given to the responses of person businesspeople to altering political situations and their efforts to stability the calls for in their consciences with the pursuit for revenue.

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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, used to be 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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By Herta Müller

A masterful new novel from the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize, hailed for depicting the "landscape of the dispossessed" with "the focus of poetry and the frankness of prose" (Nobel Prize Committee)

It was once an icy morning in January 1945 while the patrol got here for seventeen-year-old Leo Auberg to deport him to a camp within the Soviet Union. Leo might spend the subsequent 5 years in a coke processing plant, shoveling coal, lugging bricks, blending mortar, and combating the relentless calculus of starvation that ruled the exertions colony: one shovel load of coal is worthy one gram of bread.
In The starvation Angel, Nobel laureate Herta Müller calls upon her detailed mix of poetic depth and dispassionate precision to conjure the distorted global of the exertions camp in all its actual and ethical absurdity. She has given Leo the language to precise the inexpressible, as starvation sharpens his senses into an acuity that's either hallucinatory and profound. In scene after disorienting scene, the main usual gadgets accrue soft poignancy as they gather new purpose―a gramophone field serves as a suitcase, a handkerchief turns into a talisman, an important piece of casing pipe features as a fanatics' trysting position. the center is decreased to a pump, the breath mechanized to the rhythm of a swinging shovel, and coal, sand, and snow have a will in their personal. starvation turns into an insatiable angel who haunts the camp, but additionally a bare-knuckled sparring accomplice, supplying blows that retain Leo feeling the rawest connection to existence.
Müller has distilled Leo's fight into phrases of breathtaking depth that take us on a trip a long way past the Gulag and into the depths of 1 man's soul.

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DK Eyewitness trip advisor to Munich & the Bavarian Alps" will lead you directly to the simplest points of interest this urban and zone has on supply. full of photos, illustrations and maps of Munich and Bavaria, the consultant contains in-depth assurance of Munich's global well-known Oktoberfest, Marienplatz and Residenz previous cities, Bavaria's numerous castles, lakes and nationwide parks, and unearth the simplest of the region's attractive baroque structure, museums, galleries and wealthy folklore historical past in among. you will discover 3D aerial perspectives of Munich's finest districts, cutaways and floorplans of the entire significant websites, and distinct listings of the simplest resorts and eating places in Munich and the Bavarian Alps for all budgets. The advisor comprises large sensible details and insider assistance from buying and leisure to picking the simplest neighborhood delicacies. even if you're having fun with a drink in a single of Munich's most interesting beer gardens, discovering a discount in a single of its many flea markets or exploring the Bavarian geographical region, the "DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor to Munich & the Bavarian Alps" is vital. do not leave out something in your vacation with the "DK Eyewitness trip advisor Munich & the Bavarian Alps.

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By Angelika Steveling

Praxiswissen kompakt: Diagnostik und Therapie der Zang-Fu-Syndrome für die unmittelbare Umsetzung in den Praxisalltag! Erfahren Sie mehr über Einzel- und Kombinationsmuster der praxisrelevanten Zang-Fu-Funktionskreise. Ihr Plus: zahlreiche Therapiekonzepte. Im Mittelpunkt des Buchs stehen Diagnostik und Therapie der Zang-Fu-Syndrome. Profitieren Sie dabei von der Beschreibung des Vorgehens in Einzelschritten, die leicht nachvollziehbar sind. Lernen Sie Symptome in der Syndromlehre zu deuten: sie liefern oft wertvolle diagnostische Hinweise auf das Disharmoniemuster. Im umfangreichen Praxisteil finden Sie musterbezogene Therapiekonzepte mit Akupunktur, chinesischer Arzneitherapie und chinesischer Diätetik. Alle Disharmoniemuster sind illustriert. Die Abbildungen zeigen die relevanten Leitsymptome. Daher sind die Disharmoniemuster mit ihren Eigenschaften besser einprägsam.

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By Herbert Schutz

This publication offers an historic review of the Frankish geographical regions in important Europe in the course of the Carolingian interval. by contrast historical past half II of the booklet examines the cultural stock deposited by way of the scribal tradition in crucial Europe as represented via manuscripts, crystals, ivories and gem encrusted liturgical paintings. half III bargains with such examples of Carolingian wall portray and structure as are nonetheless obtrusive in valuable Europe. notwithstanding a few examples are spinoff, many are unique. to mirror the attractiveness of the items and surfaces mentioned in components II and III, the publication is lavishly ornamented with pertinent colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations as a rule serve the illustration of structure.

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This article units out to problem the reader by way of posing the query: will we research from historical past? extra really, will we research from social historical past and the results on humans residing at the present time after nationwide Socialism - the German type of fascism?; Of an important value, the authors convey how social schooling in all components of nationwide socialist society operated and the way it functioned by way of an curiosity in political formation and social self-discipline. what's transparent is an try out at whole social keep an eye on, an unceasing incorporation of the total lives of every body. on the centre of a lot of these practices stood a approach that used to be intended to guide to a specific formation of id and beliefs. The luck of nationwide Socialism achieve its targets needs to this present day reason us to enquire the connection among id and formation, political tradition and pedagogic job.

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By Joachim C. Fest

One of the New York instances Books Review's 100 outstanding Books of 2014!

A portrait of an intellectually rigorous German family adverse to the Nazis and the way its participants suffered for his or her political stance

Few writers have deepened our realizing of the 3rd Reich up to German historian, biographer, journalist, and critic Joachim Fest. His biography of Adolf Hitler has reached thousands of readers round the international. Born in 1926, Fest skilled firsthand the increase of the Nazis, the second one global battle, and a catastrophically defeated Germany, therefore turning into an important witness to those tough years.

In this memoir of his early life and early life, Fest bargains a far-reaching view of the way he skilled the battle and nationwide Socialism. precise to the German Bildung tradition, Fest grows up immersed within the works of Goethe, Schiller, Mörike, Rilke, Kleist, Mozart, and Beethoven. His father, a conservative Catholic instructor, opposes the Nazi regime and hence loses his task and prestige. Fest is pressured to maneuver to a boarding institution within the geographical region that he despises, and in his attempt to come back to phrases with his father’s robust political convictions, he embarks on a tireless quest for wisdom and ethical integrity that would form the remainder of his existence and writing profession.

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