Käsebier takes Berlin
(Book)

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Contributors
Duvernoy, Sophie, translator.
Published
New York : New York Review Books, [2019].
Status
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
Shirlington - Adult Fiction
F TERGI

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Format
Book
Physical Desc
283 pages ; 21 cm.
Street Date
1901
Language
English
ISBN
9781681372723, 168137272X

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"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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Tergit, G., & Duvernoy, S. (2019). Käsebier takes Berlin . New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tergit, Gabriele and Sophie, Duvernoy. 2019. Käsebier Takes Berlin. New York: New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tergit, Gabriele and Sophie, Duvernoy. Käsebier Takes Berlin New York: New York Review Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tergit, Gabriele,, and Sophie Duvernoy. Käsebier Takes Berlin New York Review Books, 2019.

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