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The Resource Käsebier takes Berlin, Gabriele Tergit ; translated from the German by Sophie Duvernoy

Käsebier takes Berlin, Gabriele Tergit ; translated from the German by Sophie Duvernoy

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Käsebier takes Berlin
Title
Käsebier takes Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Gabriele Tergit ; translated from the German by Sophie Duvernoy
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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"--
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Tergit, Gabriele
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2635.E453
LC item number
K313 2019
Literary form
novels
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Duvernoy, Sophie
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Singers
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
Label
Käsebier takes Berlin, Gabriele Tergit ; translated from the German by Sophie Duvernoy
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1043050540
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781681372723
Lccn
2018030551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0022997594
  • (OCoLC)1043050540
Label
Käsebier takes Berlin, Gabriele Tergit ; translated from the German by Sophie Duvernoy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043050540
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781681372723
Lccn
2018030551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0022997594
  • (OCoLC)1043050540

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