LATE SHIFT

LATE SHIFT

“Old age is a micro-state, governed by young giants.” This is the point of view of a first-person narrator whose lyrics capture fleeting sparks of happiness vanishing in darkness, emptiness and failure. Brushing a dog’s coat, cutting open an apple, or every time we see the mountain peaks bathed in blue, hear wind rushing through trees, find our ...  read more

price: € 11,00
pages: 208
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27584-5
2020/07/21
BLACK WATER. ON THE ROYAL ROAD.

BLACK WATER. ON THE ROYAL ROAD.

A blind king who deals in real estate, golf courses and casinos has made a fortune, and suddenly rules the USA. And the rest of the world rubs its eyes in disbelief.
On a Balearic island, an Austrian politician promises a rich Russian woman control of the domestic media landscape in order to strengthen her own power, and sells her the countryside ...  read more

price: € 22,00
pages: 240
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-00199-5
2020/01/28
“I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST WOMEN, YOU WHORE”

“I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST WOMEN, YOU WHORE”

As a woman participating in public political discourse, Sarah Bosetti is confronted with hateful comments on social media every single day. Bosetti, a columnist for radioeins and WDR2, doesn’t reply with more hate. Instead, she uses hate as a source of creativity, turning it into its big sister: love! This book is a collection of the worst, most ...  read more

price: € 10,00
pages: 128
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-00191-8
2020/01/28
SAUL

SAUL

The birth of tragedy from the spirit of the Old Testament
A diverse people yearn to be united and led by a king. God reluctantly fulfils their wish and arranges for Saul to be named ruler. His reign begins successfully; Saul wins wars and establishes a state based on firm principles. He extends its power step by step. But Saul is increasingly ...  read more

price: € 20,00
pages: 96
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-00135-3
2019/11/19
THE TWILIGHT OF HUMANITY

THE TWILIGHT OF HUMANITY

The centenary of a book that remains urgently relevant today
The Twilight of Humanity is one of the most successful anthologies of poetry ever published in German. For the nation’s poetic youth, it became a beacon of hope and remained one for a hundred years. The apocalypse invoked in its pages is constantly in the process of arising; our troubled ...  read more

price: € 34,00
pages: 448
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-00138-4
2019/10/15
TOMORROW IN QATAR

TOMORROW IN QATAR

Theresia Walser’s plays build on her deft, light-handed style and keen instinct for bitter-sweet comedy to retrieve the irony and double meanings from everyday scenarios.
Her plays reveal the monstrous in the banal and the grotesque in the tragic: Walser eavesdrops on a chat between three women (who are all married to dictators), observes the ...  read more

price: € 20,00
pages: 528
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27651-4
2019/08/20
FONTANE

FONTANE

"Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) was one of the most modern writers of his era. He penned ballads about American steamboats and Scottish train accidents in Scotland; as a journalist and novelist, he accumulated a wealth of ideas and material, some of which he used in his literary experiments with genres and formats. This process reminded him of the ...  read more

price: € 28,00
pages: 568
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-00099-8
2018/11/27
THE SUPPLICANTS. RAGE. OURS

THE SUPPLICANTS. RAGE. OURS

Refugees drowning in the Mediterranean, terrorist attacks by fundamentalists on newspaper offices, our fear of foreigners paired with a feeling of being estranged from ourselves.

These three major contemporary works, The Supplicants, Rage and Ours, make tangible the escalating madness of our times. They offer a powerfully expressive and ...  read more

price: € 34,00
pages: 592
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-03242-5
2018/10/23
VISTING COCO CHANEL

VISTING COCO CHANEL

In 1968, the world was shaken by a string of political upheavals. In this remarkable book, four famous historical eye-witnesses look back on a century: Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich and Igor Stravinksy meet up in Coco Chanel’s studio on June 6th, 1968. All are blissfully unaware that Jackie’s brother-in-law, Robert Kennedy, will be murdered ...  read more

price: € 12,99
pages: 128
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27324-7
2017/06/23
THE COLLECTED POEMS

THE COLLECTED POEMS

“Stay Unshakeable and Resist”, “Where the Gods Turn Their Thumbs” – even the titles of his poems exude the evocative melody that make Ruhmkorf’s verse so unique. This is the voice of one of Germany’s great poets who juggles with traditional forms, imbues free rhythms with swing while breaking rhymes and then cobbling them back together. He doesn’t ...  read more

price: € 39,95
pages: 624
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-05802-9
2016/09/21
SO BE IT! HOCHHUTH’S INSIGHTS ON LIFE

SO BE IT! HOCHHUTH’S INSIGHTS ON LIFE

With his pugnaciously political style, dramatist Rolf Hochhuth became a living institution of german theatre. But he has also made a name for himself as a poet and writer of short prose pieces. These 365 writings, each between seven and twelve lines long, are what the author himself describes as “distilled realisations about life, rather than ...  read more

price: € 22,95
pages: 240
Rowohlt
ISBN: 978-3-498-03027-8
2016/03/11
TWO PLAYS

TWO PLAYS

Two imprisoned women, each a queen of sorts, argue bitterly about how to interpret left-wing ideology. Their armed struggle against society is lost, but far from over. Decades later, one of the women is the last survivor of a three-strong neo- Nazi gang that left a trail of murders across the country. She stands in court, refusing to say a word in ...  read more

price: € 14,99
pages: 464
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-27056-7
2015/05/30
INVISIBLE LIGHTNING. POEMS

INVISIBLE LIGHTNING. POEMS

According to the critic Steffen Jacobs, Delius shows “a sensitivity for the moment that combines an understanding of form and a terseness of language in a way that is utterly beautiful.” Friedrich Christian Delius rejects illusion, has cultivated a sharpness of style that is often broken up by moments of irony. He often draws on the everyday, the ...  read more

price: € 9,99
pages: 288
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-26917-2
2015/01/30
MEßMER’S MOMENTS

MEßMER’S MOMENTS

“I suffer from persecution mania. That’s the only difference between me and the people who are after me.” These are the opening lines of Martin Walser’s third, and much-anticipated, volume featuring Meßmer, one of his most famous characters. As a book it resembles a collection of lights that briefly and beguilingly flare up in the darkness, ...  read more

price: € 10,00
pages: 112
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-26826-7
2014/09/01
NINE NUNS

NINE NUNS

Katharina von Bora is one of nine nuns who run away from their cloister in Wittenberg to join the forces of the Reformation. While bathing nude in a lake they discuss the lot of women, be they nun or witch. Katharina soon marries Martin Luther, meets the Danish king and Cranach, the painter. She sees her husband take on a variety of roles, ...  read more

price: € 12,99
pages: 176
rororo
ISBN: 978-3-499-26855-7
2014/06/02
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