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              Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918
               

              Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918 (Paperback)

              By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Martin, Ruth

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              At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew the monarchy, and declared a Free State of Bavaria. In February 1919, he was assassinated, and the revolution failed. But while the dream lived, it w...as the writers, the poets, the playwrights and the intellectuals who led the way. As well as Eisner, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, and many other prominent figures in German cultural history were involved. In his characteristically lucid, sharp prose, Volker Weidermann presents us with a slice of history - November 1918 to April 1919 - and shows how a small group of people could have altered the course of the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9781782275060
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              Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

              Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918 (Hardback)

              By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Martin, Ruth

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              At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew the monarchy, and declared a Free State of Bavaria. In February 1919, he was assassinated, and the revolution failed. But while the dream lived, it w...as the writers, the poets, the playwrights and the intellectuals who led the way. As well as Eisner, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, and many other prominent figures in German cultural history were involved. In his characteristically lucid, sharp prose, Volker Weidermann presents us with a slice of history - November 1918 to April 1919 - and shows how a small group of people could have altered the course of the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9781782275046
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2018
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              Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936

              Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 (Hardback)

              By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Janeway, Carol Brown

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              A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Ostend, 1936: as fascism and war threaten Europe, the seaside town is playing host to exiled artists and intellectuals. Among them are Stefan Zweig - a man in crisis, seeking refuge in Ostend with his lover Lotte - and his estranged friend Joseph Ro...th.
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              ISBN 9781782272038
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2016
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              Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936

              Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 (Paperback)

              By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Janeway, Carol Brown

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              A dazzling portrait of a community of intellectual exiles, during the extraordinary summer of 1936.

              ISBN 9781782272977
              Released NZ 25 Jan 2017
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              Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936
               

              Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 (EPUB ebook)

              By Weidermann, Volker

              A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Ostend, 1936: as fascism and war threaten Europe, the seaside town is playing host to exiled artists and intellectuals. Among them are Stefan Zweig - a man in crisis, seeking refuge in Ostend with his lover Lotte - and his estranged friend Joseph Ro...th.
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              ISBN 9781782272373
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              Released NZ 28 Jan 2016
              Publisher Pushkin Press
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              Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918
               

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              By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Martin, Ruth

              History that reads like a novel: the story of the writers and intellectuals behind the failed Bavarian Revolution of 1918, by the author of the acclaimed Summer Before the DarkThe bloody war has lasted more than four years. They aren't just going to let it burn out... Something b...right and new has to-has to-come out of the darkness.Munich, November 1918: in the final days of the First World War, revolutionaries open the doors of military prisons, occupy official buildings and overthrow the monarchy. At the head of the newly declared Free State of Bavaria is journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner, and around him rally luminaries of German cultural history: Thomas Mann, Ernst Toller and Rainer Maria Rilke.Yet the dream cannot last: in February 1919, Eisner is assassinated and the revolution fails. But while it survived, it was the writers, the poets. the playwrights and the intellectuals who led the way, imagining new ways of shaping the world.In his characteristically vivid, sharp prose, Volker Weidermann hones in on a short moment in history, revealing an extraordinary flourishing of revolutionary potential that could have altered the course of the twentieth century.The award-winning writer and literary critic Volker Weidermann was born in Germany in 1969, and studied political science and German language and literature in Heidelberg and Berlin. He is the cultural editor of the Der Spiegel, and the author of Summer Before the Dark, which is also published by Pushkin Press.
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              ISBN 9781782275053
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              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Pushkin Press
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              Schlump
               

              Schlump (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grimm, Hans Herbert; Afterword by Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Bulloch, Jamie

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              Schlump is seventeen, a romantic, a chancer and a dreamer. It's 1914 so naturally he volunteers for war. In France he is assigned an administrative position in a small town and has a marvellous time. But when he gets to the trenches, where death and mindless destruction are the e...veryday, he starts to understand something about war.
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              ISBN 9781681370262
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher New York Review of Books
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              Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark
               

              Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark (Hardback)

              By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Janeway, Carol

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              The true story of two of the twentieth century s great writers exiled from Nazi Germany to a Belgian seaside resort, and the world they built there: written with a novelist s eye for pacing, chronology, and language a dazzling work of historical nonfiction. It s the summer of 193...6, and the writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his home in Austria has been seized. He s been dreaming of Ostend, the Belgian beach town a paradise of promenades, parasols, and old friends. So he journeys there with his new lover, Lotte Altmann, and reunites with his semi-estranged fellow writer and close friend Joseph Roth, himself newly in love. For a moment, they create a fragile paradise. But as Europe begins to crumble around them, the writers find themselves trapped on vacation, in exile, watching the world burn. In Ostend, Volker Weidermann lyrically recounts the summer before the dark, when a coterie of artists, intellectuals, drunks, revolutionaries, and madmen found themselves in limbo while Europe teetered on the edge of fascism and total war. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)
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              ISBN 9781101870266
              Released NZ 26 Jan 2016
              Publisher Pantheon Books
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