Germany? Germany! (Paperback)
Satirical Writings: The Kurt Tucholsky Reader
Berlinica, 9781935902386, 208pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2017
Kurt Tucholsky is one of Weimar Germany's most celebrated literary figures. The poet, journalist, and satirist who was at the center of the tumultuous political and cultural world of 1920's Berlin still emerges as an astonishingly contemporary figure. But he was more than just an angry truth-teller; he was also one of the funniest satirical writers of his era, depicting everyday lives during the rise of modernity. The iconic translation of Harry Zohn, a literary figure from Vienna himself, presented Tucholsky to an American audience for the first time. This edition features a preface by Ralph Blumenthal, journalism professor and former reporter for The New York Times.
About the Author
Kurt Tucholsky was a brilliant satirist, poet, storyteller, lyricist, pacifist, and democrat; a fighter, ladies' man, reporter, and early warner against the Nazis who hated and loathed him and drove him out of Germany after his books were burned in 1933. Ralph Blumenthal is a distinguished lecturer at Baruch College and a former reporter for The New York Times. He is the author of Last Days of the Sicilians, Miracle at Sing Sing, Once Through the Heart, and Stork Club. He lives in New York City. Harry Zohn was a professor of German and a prolific translator. He wrote chiefly on German literature of the 20th century with special reference to Jewish and Austrian authors.