Germany? Germany!: Satirical Writings: The Kurt Tucholsky Reader by Kurt TucholskyGermany? Germany!: Satirical Writings: The Kurt Tucholsky Reader by Kurt Tucholsky

Germany? Germany!: Satirical Writings: The Kurt Tucholsky Reader

byKurt TucholskyPreface byRalph BlumenthalTranslated byHarry Zohn

Paperback | July 1, 2017

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Kurt Tucholsky is one of Weimar Germany's most celebrated literary figures. The poet, journalist, and satirist who was at the center of the tumultuous political and cultural world of 1920’s Berlin still emerges as an astonishingly contemporary figure. But he was more than just an angry truth-teller; he was also one of the funniest satirical writers of his era, depicting everyday lives during the rise of modernity. The iconic translation of Harry Zohn, a literary figure from Vienna himself, presented Tucholsky to an American audience for the first time. This edition features a preface by Ralph Blumenthal, journalism professor and former reporter for The New York Times.
Kurt Tucholsky was a brilliant satirist, poet, storyteller, lyricist, pacifist, and democrat; a fighter, ladies' man, reporter, and early warner against the Nazis who hated and loathed him and drove him out of Germany after his books were burned in 1933. Ralph Blumenthal is a distinguished lecturer at Baruch College and a former report...
Title:Germany? Germany!: Satirical Writings: The Kurt Tucholsky ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:July 1, 2017Publisher:Berlinica Publishing LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935902385

ISBN - 13:9781935902386

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"Many of his aphorisms, observations, and formulations are timeless. More than a few are thankfully included in Germany? Germany! . . . Tucholsky, who was neither a politician nor a psychiatrist, was neither practical nor helpful — just brilliant and right . . . Even calling him a satirist — Germany’s greatest since Heinrich Heine — does not fully capture this brilliant man."  —Los Angeles Review of Books