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Author Tergit, Gabriele, author.

Title Käsebier takes Berlin / Gabriele Tergit ; translated from the German by Sophie Duvernoy.

Publication Info. New York : New York Review Books, [2019]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC TERGIT,G    Available
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Description xviii, 283 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In English for the first time, a biting satirical novel about an untalented, self-delusioned celebrity who seduces all of Weimar Berlin. In Berlin, 1930, the name Kasebier is on everyone's lips. A literal combination of the German words for "cheese" and "beer," it's an unglamorous name for an unglamorous man--a small-time crooner who performs nightly on a shabby stage for laborers, secretaries, and shopkeepers. Until the press shows up. In the blink of an eye, this everyman is made a star: a star who can sing songs for a troubled time. Margot Weissmann, the arts patron, hosts champagne breakfasts for Kasebier; Muschler the banker builds a theater in his honor; Willi Frachter, a parvenu writer, makes a mint off Kasebier-themed business ventures and books. All the while, the journalists who catapulted Kasebier to fame watch the monstrous media machine churn in amazement--and are aghast at the demons they have unleashed. In Kasebier Takes Berlin, the journalist Gabriele Tergit wrote a searing satire of the excesses and follies of the Weimar Republic. Chronicling a country on the brink of fascism and a press on the edge of collapse, Tergit's novel caused a sensation when it was published in 1931. As witty as Kurt Tucholsky and as trenchant as Karl Kraus, Tergit portrays a world too entranced by fireworks to notice its smoldering edges"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Singers -- Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Satire.
Satirical fiction.
Added Author Duvernoy, Sophie, translator.
Added Title Käsebier erobert den Kurfürstendamm. English
ISBN 9781681372723 paperback $16.95
168137272X paperback $16.95
1681372738 (epub)
9781681372730 (epub)

 
    
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