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Juri Andruchowytsch

Small Encyclopedia of Intimate Cities

Juri Andruchowytsch has invested a lot of time in familiarising himself with foreign cities. In some of them, he got stuck for a while. Others have become true parts of his life: »Munich begins right behind Moscow, the alphabet is in harmony with time« – that’s because Munich was the first German city the young author from the failing Soviet Union visited in order to write his Moscoviada not far from it, at Lake Starnberg.

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Croatia (Fraktura)

Friedrich Ani

Naked Man Burning

At the age of fourteen, a boy flees from the southern German village of Heiligsheim. Forty years later, he returns under the name of Ludwig »Luggi« Dragomir. The tough times he has had to live through since leaving his native village are not enough to prevent the constant reliving of something even more sinister: the abuse perpetrated on him and his childhood friends by some of the most influential people of Heiligsheim.

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Domestic Rights Sales: German Audiobook (Hörbuch Hamburg)

Ingeborg Bachmann

The Book Goldmann

The Book Goldmann is the name Ingeborg Bachmann gave to her great narrative project, which she cherished until the end. This edition renders the previously only fragmentarily available work recognizable as a project of redemptive narration. The Book Goldmann deals with the various aspects of indiscretion, including misunderstood indiscretion that leaves the other alone in his distress. Half a century after Hofmannsthal, Bachmann discovers a social medium in the somewhat indiscrete Viennese conversation, which could have prevented the worst: Fanny Goldmann’s death.

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Ingeborg Bachmann

Male Oscuro

Ingeborg Bachmann’s dream notes, correspondence drafts and records from the time of her illness are of great literary interest as the primary elements of the subsequent Todesarten-texts. In addition, these writings are apt to further our knowledge about her illness and the phenomenon of illness itself. They are outrageous, courageous in their analytic approach, defeated by the knowledge of the incurable – and at the same time they are filled with the passionate desire to escape the illness and find a cure.

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Werner Bartens

Happy Together

A guidebook that shows us how to use relationship stress and marital trouble to our advantage – and all the beneficial effects of having a happy relationship From best-selling author Werner Bartens (over 150,000 copies of »What Keeps Couples Together« sold, 127,000 copies of »The Book for People Who Hate Doctors« and 111,000 copies of »A Happy Body«) Anyone can fall in love. There’s not all that much to early infatuation. However, not only maintaining a long-term relationship in spite of familiarisation, getting annoyed and gaining weight but actually enjoying it and enriching each other, that requires a whole lot more. Renowned doctor and scientific journalist Dr. Werner Bartens shows us how to have a successful long-term relationship and why being together with another person is worth it for many reasons. For a long time now we have known that a loving relationship helps us stay healthy.

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Wolfgang Bauer

Stolen Girls

In the night from April 14th to April 15th 2014, members of the terrorist organization Boko Haram raided the small town of Chibok in the Northeastern part of Nigeria and abducted 276 young girls from the local boarding school. The event caused massive outrage across the globe. Under the hashtag »Bring Back Our Girls«, politicians, activists and celebrities from all around the world, among them First Lady Michelle Obama and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousafzai, stood up to raise attention and lend their voices to those held captive.

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English world rights (The New Press; English audiobook sublicense: Recorded Books), Italy (La Nuova Frontiera), Netherlands (Walburg Pers), Poland (Czarne), Czech Republic (Grada)

Valentin Beck

A Theory of Global Responsibility

At the beginning of the 21st century, still a large part of the global population is living in abject poverty. This leads to the burning question of what the citizens of wealthy countries owe desperately poor people from a moral point of view.

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Barbara Beuys

Helene Schjerfbeck

In Scandinavia, Helene Schjerfbeck is praised as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century and internationally her long overdue recognition grows steadily. Barbara Beuys describes the dramatic and tumultuous life of the painter – in which more than a thousand pictures arise: self-portraits, still lives, landscapes, and portraits of modern young women above all.

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Barbara Beuys

Maria Sibylla Merian

In an exciting and knowledgeable way, Barbara Beuys’s new book recounts the extraordinary life of a woman in the 17th century who was a confident artist pioneering in the natural sciences. Her passion for caterpillars and their transformation into butterflies led her to the tropical rainforests of South America in 1699.

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Hans Blumenberg

Writings on Literature 1945-1958

Long awaited and now available from the estate: Hans Blumenberg’s reviews, talks and lectures on international literature: Dostoyevsky, Sartre, Greene, Kafka, Jünger, Faulkner, Robbe-Grillet and many others.

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Gernot Böhme

Aesthetic Capitalism

When a new smartphone is released, queues of people form in front of the palatial shops in the early hours of the morning. This goes to show that nowadays it’s not only about the practical value of an article (i.e. that these devices allow us to make calls or surf the internet), but also about that which Gernot Böhme calls the »presentational value«.

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English world rights (MIM Edizioni), Korea (Ghil)

Karl Heinz Bohrer

Now

Karl Heinz Bohrer is one of Germany’s most pugnacious intellectuals. The steadfast expectation that the banal present will turn into the fantastical now – this is what drives Karl Heinz Bohrer’s autobiographical, adventure-filled story. Spanning more than five decades and unfolding through nine chapters, his story plays out in various locales: in European cities like London and Paris, at German and American universities, on essayistic as well as scientific terrain. And ever and again upon the stage of relationships: with women, with friends, with colleagues and adversaries, this is as much of an intellectual adventure as it is an empirical examination of the erotic.

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Emma Braslavsky

Life Is No Way to Treat an Animal

»This story is true. Any resemblance to persons living or dead are no coincidence. Should you recognise yourself within them, be a good sport or direct your complaints to the good Lord.«   Jo, a selfish pseudo-idealist in her mid-thirties, and Jivan, a self-righteous Chauvinist with a serious gambling problem in his mid-forties, find themselves in a relationship contest whose aim it is to determine which of them has more pull and decides the direction in which they should be heading. All the while, Jivan falls victim to his father’s will and his own cowardly self-deception.

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Fritz Breithaupt

The Dark Sides of Empathy

Empathy is considered the basis of moral action. But if we examine this more carefully, the ability to »empathize with other people« proves itself to be a prerequisite for deliberate humiliation and cruelty. Additionally, even well-meaning compassion has many unintended consequences. It is for these reasons that we must investigate especially the dark, hitherto repressed aspects of empathy in order to achieve a better society.

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Simone Buchholz

Blue Night

Due to an unfortunate incident where she convicted a superior of corruption and shot a gangster all at once, district attorney Chastity Riley has been transferred to victim protection and thus – officially been put in the backwater. Her private life doesn’t offer any consolation either: her formerly favourite colleague sets out, what with his midlife crisis and all, on his own personal vendetta, while her most faithful ally in the police department descends into the depths of his broken heart.

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English world rights (Orenda Books), Italy (Emons)

Nina Bußmann

Earth’s Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten

»Whoever disappears wants to be sought.« On a clear day in the Caribbean a propeller plane with the 32-year-old seismologist Nelly on board suddenly disappears from the radar. After months of searching, pieces of wreckage are found in the jungles of Nicaragua. But of Nelly not a trace remains. At home in Frankfurt, her girlfriend cannot get over her disappearance. She travels to Managua, settles into Nelly’s old room, reads the notes and diaries she left behind and talks with the people who knew her there, driven by a strange obsession that seems to be keeping her from confronting a secret in her own life. And in this way, her search for Nelly steadily takes on the contours of escape.

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Andreas Cassee

Global Mobility

Everyone should be able to decide freely on which country they would like to live in; restrictions on immigration are acceptable only in exceptional cases. This is the argument that philosopher Andreas Cassee makes in this lucid book. He presents a sound overview of the discussion on the ethics of migration over the last 30 years and at the same time, he defends a position that focuses on the individual’s right to autonomously choose their place of residence. A work that is as topical as it is important.

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László Darvasi

Winter Morning

An entire orchestra dies tragically during a bus accident; sole survivor is the drummer, who sets about carrying out their task single-handedly: releasing patients of a psychiatric hospital from their individual insanity through the collective experience of music. A girl stands by the window and observes a couple kissing on the street, holding in her hand the stone with which she is planning to strike them.

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Italy (Il Saggiatore)

Diedrich Diederichsen

Bodily Impacts

It’s only since the 1960s that the arts are dedicating themselves deliberately to technical recordings of sounds and images. Where there had only been slapstick and surrealism before, genres now pop up in great numbers. All the while, art criticism that still tries to divide films of the nouvelle vague, Cinema vérité, punk, hip-hop, heavy metal and minimalism, Fluxus, performance art, pop art, nouveau réalisme, Arte Povera, soul music and concept art along the lines of mere entertainment and serious art – dividing them into categories of either fine or popular art forms – proves itself to be stolid

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Ulrike Edschmid

A Man Who Falls

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