Original Title: Tucholsky
Hardcover, Linen with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
€ 21.99 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 31.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: Siedler
Date of publication:
March 12, 2012
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The short and intensive life of Kurt Tucholsky and a vivid panorama of his time and work
Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935), for a time the co-editor of the weekly theatre magazine Die Weltbühne (The World Stage) in Berlin, was a journalist, satirist, author of reviews for political cabaret, song writer, novelist, poet and political activist. Wielding a sharp pen and with an alert eye, he wrote about everything he discovered and experienced and proved to be a shrewd social critic in the tradition of Heinrich Heine.
Inwardly torn, restless and without roots, he led a life between Berlin, Paris and Sweden. As the prototype of the modern intellectual, he tended towards the political left while at the same time lamenting the way middle-class values were being eroded.
In his engrossing book, Rolf Hosfeld unfolds the story of the short, intensive life of Kurt Tucholsky and at the same time covers a vivid panorama of his time and work.
“With his very readable work, he is able – in view of the astonishingly few biographies thus far of one of the most prominent authors of the Weimar Republic – to fill in some of the gaps.”
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