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Nicolas Mahler

Old Masters

The devilishly funny comedy by Thomas Bernhard illustrated from one of the most internationally known German-language cartoonists.

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Nicolas Mahler

The World-Fixer

An elderly scholar, paralysed and hard of hearing, a philosopher and petty tyrant, who is set to receive an honorary doctorate for his barely comprehensible »Treatise for the Improvement of the World«, sits at home with his wife – his »necessary evil« – in anticipation of the conferral ceremony.

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Czech Republic (Archa)

Ulf K., Bertolt Brecht

Stories of Mr. Keuner

»Mr. K. was asked what he was working on. Mr. K. replied: ›I’m terribly busy – I’m preparing my next mistake.‹« This situation is typical of the Stories of Mr. Keuner: a simple, everyday question provokes a surprising, unusual answer.

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France (L'Arche)

Ulli Lust, Marcel Beyer

The Karnau Tapes

A sensational graphic novel

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Ulli Lust

How I Tried To Be A Good Person

When Ulli Lust’s autobiographical comic Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens came out eight years ago, it was celebrated as a masterpiece and awarded numerous international prizes. In her sensational new comic, which picks up directly where its predecessor left off, she recounts the intense story of a ménage à trois, a utopian love affair that becomes possessive and violent, a story of a sexual obsession, gender conflict and self-liberation – her story.  

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Nicolas Mahler

Alice in Sussex

Alice is back in Wonderland. Here she meets the White Rabbit, who leads her down into his rabbit hole in search of an illustrated edition of H. C. Artmann’s Frankenstein in Sussex. Over the course of the novel Alice repeatedly runs into the Rabbit who quotes freely from other literary works by the likes of Herman Melville and E. M. Cioran.

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Spanish world rights (Salamandra), Russia (Boomkniga), Slovenia (VigeVageKnjige)

Nicolas Mahler

Poems

A philosophy of life presented in image-poems about the absurdity of existence Poems worthy of Beckett, Cioran and Wittgenstein’s praise Written by the »existentialist of humour«

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Nicolas Mahler

The Little ABC of Survival

Sometimes, it just hits you and you don’t even know why. That’s when life seems nothing but chaotic, devastating and confusing. Fighting this, however, is profoundly pointless – and anything but funny. If, yet again, you’ve rushed into one of those crises at full throttle and can’t find your way out, you should take a look at The Little ABC of Survival. From »Age« to »Work«, from »Jealousy« to »Divorce« and from »Subconsciousness« to »Doubt« it offers humoristic crutches for the more rattling aspects of life and a lot of fun on top of that.

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Nicolas Mahler

Lulu and the Black Square

In his brilliant new graphic novel Nicolas Mahler purges Frank Wedekind’s tragedies Earth Spirit und Pandora’s Box and creates a black comedy about the corporeality of women, the possessive mentality of men, and Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square.

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Nicolas Mahler

The Man Without Qualities

Musil’s monumental work – from the master of minimalism

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Nicolas Mahler

Party Fun With Kant

Austria’s best-known comic artist, Nicolas Mahler, presents hitherto unknown scenes from the lives of twenty-two of the world’s most famous philosophers: we go to a party with Kant, visit an art exhibition with Hegel, go to the supermarket with Marx and join Nietzsche at the boy scout camp. We go to the movies with Deleuze and celebrate a dream wedding with Simone de Beauvoir … and even if none of this actually happened, we will still have learned more about the lives, thoughts, and feelings of these philosophers than ever before.

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Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Czech Republic (Archa)

Nicolas Mahler

In Search Of Lost Time. Adapted from Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust’s Recherche is one of the most important French novels, if not the most important – reading it can be life changing. Nicolas Mahler’s comic is not a retelling, not a shortened version of Proust’s monumental oeuvre, but rather a surprisingly funny picture narrative, disrespectful and at the same time completely permeated by Proustian spirit. And so this ‘Search Of Lost Time’ becomes a dense picture stream through time and space, a brilliant complex house of mirrors of Proustian motives and perceptions.

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Nicolas Mahler

Ulysses

Dublin, June 16, 1904: a day in the life of the advertising agent Leopold Bloom and the sensations of the ordinary – James Joyce has created a maximal book from a minimum of matter: Ulysses, the most important novel of modernity, the book of the century. Joyce’s creation, spectacular also in regard to form, has inspired Nicolas Mahler to a story in pictures that is not a mere illustration or adaption of the novel but an independent and equally as inventive work.

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Volker Reiche

Gravel Pit Night

The great comic autobiography of the cult cartoonist (Strizz)

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Olivia Vieweg

Huck Finn

A modern take on a timeless classic

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Olivia Vieweg

Heavy Sea, my Dear

Heidi lives at the North Sea coast and is about to celebrate her thirteenth birthday. Everything is changing: her wishes, her preferences, her body. And the way she views the world. Because she is in love for the first time.

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Philipp Weiss

On the edge of the world man sits and laughs

In On the edge of the world man sits and laughs, Philipp Weiss recounts the world’s transformation during the Anthropocene – that epoch of earth’s history in which the human being became the central constitutive power. Between France and Japan, from the 19th to the 21st century, this bold novel depicts a Panopticon of our fleeting reality. Each one of the five volumes has its own form: encyclopaedia, manga, novella, audio-transcription and notebook.

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