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Berlin ist mein Paris

Carmen-Fracensca Banciu

Berlin ist mein Paris

Geschichten aus der Hauptstadt

  • 220 pages
  • Soft cover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • New edition March 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-86-6
  • 16,90€

Romanian author Carmen-Francesca Banciu has lived in Berlin since 1991 and has since become apart of the city herself. In her autobiographical reports and literary miniatures, she immerses herself in the life of the metropolis, visits enchanting localities from world history, and tells of her encounters with interesting and unique people. She whisks readers away to her favorite cafes, goes on journeys of discovery through dreamy court yards, and shows how Paris can be forgotten in this New Berlin.

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Vorfahren, Verwandte und andere Verwirrungen

Susanne Alge

Vorfahren, Verwandte und andere Verwirrungen

  • 120 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • Deutsch
  • April 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-84-2
  • 20,00€

A collection of short stories about families.

How their members love and hate each other, quietly and carefully, what they want to inherit or (almost always) unfairly, too little, furthermore the wrong thing have already inherited - the number of wishes and hopes is unlimited.

And of course, when faced with the mean, jealous outside world, they never stop loving each other mercilessly...

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Da streifte mich ein Mädchen - Walter Leistikow

Renate von Rosenberg

Da streifte mich ein Mädchen - Walter Leistikow

Ein Maler in Berlin

  • 220 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • April 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-88-0
  • 22,00€

Walter Leistikow was able to capture the mood lyric and aesthetic enchantment of Berlin's Grunewald lakes like no other painter. At Kleiner Wannsee he created garden paintings with plants and flower bosquets rife with impressionistic colour. The secret garden as a mystic place, bridges symbolising connections, houses hidden behind trees as metaphors for home - settings that give free rein to dreams. The highlands, the surging ocean, and long-necked birds like swans and cranes also captivated him. Leistikow was a landscapist with a special feel...

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Die Sehnsucht nach dem Unbestimmten

Gisela Dischner

Die Sehnsucht nach dem Unbestimmten

  • 120 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • Deutsch
  • April 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-85-9
  • 20,00€

Gottfried Benn, poet and physician

F.D.E. Schleiermacher, the theologian

Bettina von Arnim's Berlin salon


All three short stories are a mixture of authentic events and comprehensibly fictional accounts of surprising, unexpected occurences. They all take place in Berlin at different times.

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Schmerz

Reinhard Knodt

Schmerz

Philosophisch-Poetische Miniaturen

  • 100 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • New extended edition, 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-81-1
  • 20,00€

Reinhard Knodt combines philosophy and poetry into an inextricable amalgamation. The book, whose first edition quickly sold out, shows that "Schmerz" (pain) is not something negative, to be avoided, but rather like yearning, homesickness, lovesickness, or rumination about loss, belongs to the most valuable matters of life. Addressed are basic situations: I am sick, I have gotten married, I have a boss, I have a child... but also the mental state of our time. The very densely woven texts are sometimes even suited for meditation, on the other...

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Filuteks Handbuch der Fragen

Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Filuteks Handbuch der Fragen

  • 214 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12.5 cm
  • German
  • from Romanian
  • by Georg Aescht
  • February 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-79-8
  • 16,90€

Everything is all right "at the dreams fair." When you look for the small town of your childhood and resume your life where "you left it lying". Taking a walk through the place awakens memories of the insane Marie, the asthmatic grandmother, the boy who watched the town from atop a tree, of Luisa, who believes she needs to justify her life - a web of stories and perspectives. Then the narrator leaves this calming province and invents an author. The "micro novel" Handbuch der Fragen is his creation, and Filutek his big city hero.

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Chaplin wird Zweiter

Jan Cornelius

Chaplin wird Zweiter

  • 220 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • February 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-83-5
  • 19,90€

An Eastern-European man flees from bizarre Romania and experiences Germany as a Ship of Fools: a country with doctors who need treatment, neighbours one only meets in chat rooms, huge numbers of gifted children, and mothers still wanting to feed their offspring, who have long since joined generation 50+. But in addition to people like you and me there are also Charles Bronson, Frankenstein's monster, Woody Allen and, again and again, Charlie Chaplin, because life is a absurdly mad 3D movie. 

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MAMMUT

Gerd-Peter Eigner

MAMMUT

  • 368 pages
  • half-linen, hardcover
  • German
  • October 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-76-7
  • 25,00 €

Gerd-Peter Eigner, novelist, storyteller, essay writer and author of audio books, presents a surprising collection of poems in MAMMUT. This collection unifies fragments and fractures of an eventful life, starting at its place of birth in Malapane, Upper Silesia (now Ozimek, Poland) and continues on in Berlin and the Roman present time. Not just as traveller, but primarily as "resident of different countries and places," he places himself and the world in assertion.

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Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Berlin Is My Paris

Stories From the Capital

  • 220 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • from German
  • by Elena Mancini
  • Juni 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-66-8
  • 16,90 €

In autobiographical reports and literary miniatures, Carmen-Francesca Banciu immerses herself in the life of the capital city, visits enchanting localities from world history, and tells of her encounters with interesting and unique people. She whisks readers away to her favorite cafes, goes on journeys of discovery through dreamy courtyards, and shows how Paris can be forgotten in this New Berlin. Melancholic, jovial, and idiosyncratic stories of life between two cultures and of a city that is once again starting to exude cosmopolitan flair.

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Berlin Is My Paris

Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Berlin Is My Paris

Stories From the Capital

  • 220 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • from German
  • by Elena Mancini
  • Juni 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-66-8
  • 16,90 €

In autobiographical reports and literary miniatures, Carmen-Francesca Banciu immerses herself in the life of the capital city, visits enchanting localities from world history, and tells of her encounters with interesting and unique people. She whisks readers away to her favorite cafes, goes on journeys of discovery through dreamy courtyards, and shows how Paris can be forgotten in this New Berlin. Melancholic, jovial, and idiosyncratic stories of life between two cultures and of a city that is once again starting to exude cosmopolitan flair.

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Von der Kunst, Kunst wahrnehmen, Kunst verstehen und darüber reden zu können

Otto Hansmann

Von der Kunst, Kunst wahrnehmen, Kunst verstehen und darüber reden zu können

  • 120 pages
  • Klappenbroschur
  • 12,5 x 18 cm
  • English
  • from German
  • March 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-73-6
  • 16,90 €

For the typical viewer, noticing art, understanding art, and discussing works of art tend to come naturally. The viewer sees what he sees, hears what he is able to hear, and senses that to which he is open. This is all he has to do in order to live in seeming accordance with his artistic surroundings.

However, instructing others in the perception of artwork is another kind of art in itself, an art of not just judging or communicating about but through art. It is in this sense that in the feld of art education the logic of the images on the one...

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In the Widdle Wat of Time

Michael Lederer

In the Widdle Wat of Time

  • 150 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 15,2 x 21,6 cm
  • English
  • March 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-70-5
  • 22,90 €

In the Widdle Wat of Time is a collection of poems and very short stories. Poems include sonnets, haiku, erotic and prose poetry, lyrics, children's poetry...the common theme being that a poet like all people has many sides: Mature, child-like, hopeful, cynical, sincere, ironic, political, up-to-his-ears and over-his-head in politics, groping for answers amid the questions.

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The Yellow Wallpaper

Manfred Giesler

The Yellow Wallpaper

  • 48 pages
  • open saddle stitch
  • 10,5 x 14,8 cm
  • English
  • from from German
  • March 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-75-0
  • 9,90 €

Writing a little.... It doesn't work....
I can't hang onto my thoughts.
When I grab one,
the words just don't come to me.
And then it's gone again... the thought...
And when I have both, the thought and the words,
I can't manage to write.
Every word sounds hollow, every thought empty.
I'm already unreservedly exhausted.
Weak nerves, says John. Weak nerves.
John is a doctor, you know, and a respected psychologist

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Undinen

Reinhard Knodt

Undinen

Unmögliche Liebesgeschichten

  • 250 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • October 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-63-7
  • 16,90 €

UNDINES don’t necessarily possess the body of a fish as the Undines in fairy tales do, and they aren’t found exclusively in water either, but can also be seen in places such as the supermarket or at a piano concert. In a collection of 15 short stories, Reinhard Knodt shows how relationships take shape regardless of how impossible they may seem, and how they can come to an end despite the strongest sentiments.

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Fenster in Flammen

Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Fenster in Flammen

  • 176 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • from Romanian
  • by Rolf Bossert and Ernest Wichner
  • October 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-61-1
  • 16,90 €

The stories of Carmen-Francesca Bancius tell of the extraordinary aspects of everyday life, the thin line between the dream world and reality. In thirteen portraits she profiles people who, with their singular charm, confront the chaos of the post-socialist cities of the East. The surreal vividness of her language is captivating. And she succeeds just as precisely in taking an ironic, broken perspective on the ghetto of personal poverty and the petty bourgeois.

After almost 25 years, PalmArtPress is proud to republish this book.

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Wahr oder Nicht Wahr

Wolfgang Nieblich

Wahr oder Nicht Wahr

  • 300 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • August 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-64-4
  • 16,90 €

This extended edition of the book contains true, untrue, bizarre, fantastical, dreamt, and biographical stories as well as numerous book stories from 1970 to 2015.

Anyone unafraid of the side effects should read the whole book.

If you do, a very special cosmos will form in your mind composed of the fantasies and ideas of Wolfgang Nieblich that he otherwise lived out and implemented in real life as a painter and object artist.

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Leichter Wind im Paradies

Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Leichter Wind im Paradies

  • 164 pages
  • 16 Colour Photos
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • Feb. 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-60-6
  • 16,90 €

The narrator turns her back on Berlin and the hectic throb of the big city for a summer, in order to recharge and reconnect with herself in the seclusion of a Greek mountain village.

For the first little while she passes the time silently on a terrace. A terrace on the hillside, looking out over the great expanse of the ocean. She lives surrounded by insects and other animals that eventually become her friends. She takes time to experience changes in light and transformations of the sea, to take notice of the hidden and inconspicuous things in...

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The Currywurst

Wolfgang Nieblich

The Currywurst

Distant Yet So Near

  • 60 pages
  • 18 Colour Photos
  • Softcover
  • 10 x 8 cm
  • English
  • from German
  • by Heather Weston
  • Juni 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-49-1
  • 4,90 €

The top-selling PalmArtPress book is now available in English!

An unusual story that begins in Danzig, Riga and Königsberg, through Wladiwostock, then Manchuria, all the way to China and Hiroshima, and back to Stuttgarterplatz in Berlin, at the 1. Currywurststand. This story takes place in the timeframe of 1882 until the 4th of September, 1990.

Photo illustrations from Lothar Hartmann in time period of 1969-1971.

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Aber so kommen Sie doch mit hinunter zum Fluß …

Reinhard Knodt

Aber so kommen Sie doch mit hinunter zum Fluß …

Eine Minimalreise

  • 72 pages
  • 32 b/w photos by Jürgen Schabel
  • clothbound, thread stitching
  • 21 x 21 cm
  • Deutsch
  • January 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-57-6
  • 32,00 €

The book with the peculiar title. “Aber so kommen Sie doch mit hinunter zum Fluss …”, is a ‘minimalistic journey’ over 30 meters - but thirty very full meters! The author takes us to London, Baton Rouge, and the ocean without ever leaving our riverbank in Middle Franconia. A philosophy of the very smallest and the very greatest - of the most ordinary and the extraordinary. Pictures from renowned photographer Jürgen Schabel transform the simply beautiful book into a little dream!

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Schmerz

Reinhard Knodt

Schmerz

Acht Miniaturen

  • 80 pages
  • 8 coloured illustrations
  • Softcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2014

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-39-2
  • 16,90 €

This book contains eight poetic miniatures revolving around the problem of futility in the face of existential situations associated with the human condition - such as illness, birth, death, work, desire, and others. In a very free allusion to the Buddhist "Eightfold Path" for the cessation of suffering, the contemplative nature of work ultimately turns out to be the answer.

"Suddenly I was traveling over a vast, open plane in a dream. When I looked back, I glimpsed bars that had sprouted from my footprints and grown to reach the sky. A row of...

Cadaqués

Michael Lederer

Cadaqués

  • 472 pages
  • Softcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2014

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-34-7
  • 18,90 €

Cadaqués is the story of a group of hard-drinking writers and artists in a little fishing village near the Spanish / French border. Cal is an American writer who drinks more than he writes. Layla is a beautiful young English woman interested in literature. One can be too careful in life, or one can be too wild. Where is the line? Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Picasso and other great artists once lived in Cadaqués. Some still follow in those decadent footsteps.

Translated from English by Esther Kriegel

 

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Kirschenzeiten

Ann Lorquet Leithäuser

Kirschenzeiten

  • 288 pages
  • Softcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2013

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-17-0
  • 18,90 €

„Kirschenzeiten“ is a coming-of-age novel about a girl living in Provence as part of an artist milieu. It is told from her perspective as a grown woman who has immigrated to Germany. It‘s about one place, a village in Provence: Rives. About the people who live there as well as those who stop by, stay a while, and often end up staying for good thanks to the unique magnetism of this little town. Farmers and artists, foreigners and natives live there. It‘s about being foreign and putting down roots, about living together. About art and nature, the...

Nichts ist mehr für die Ewigkeit

Michael Lederer

Nichts ist mehr für die Ewigkeit

  • 144 pages
  • Softcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2013

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-32-3
  • 14,90 €

Illustrations: Genia Chef (pen and sepia ink with Spanish olive juice)

"Using Spain of the booming 1980s as his example, Lederer describes a world, and a pace of life, fast disappearing. Globalization, interconnectivity, modernization and financial pressures are bringing to an end that slower rhythm to which men and women have moved...forever. In "Nothing Lasts ForeverAnymore", a small family is faced with new choices as expanding communities encircle the little seaside farm on which they have lived for generations. Whatever they decide to do,...

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Leben in den Zwischenräumen

Maria Reineke

Leben in den Zwischenräumen

  • 182 pages
  • Softcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2013

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-21-7
  • 12,50 €

“The value of actions doesn‘t lie in their outcomes, but rather in what happens between them.” This quote from Maria Reinecke is well suited to her novel Living In Between, which is now available in a new, revised edition in German and American English. The focus of this literary work is less on the culmination of its plot as much as what takes place within the story‘s spacetime interstices. The finest perceptions and feelings of the two protagonists Marie and Anne - or is one of them only a reflection of the other? - form condensed interludes...

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Das große Spiel

Michael Lederer

Das große Spiel

Berlin-Warschau-Express u. a. Geschichten

  • 280 pages
  • Softcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2012

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-13-2
  • 16,90 €

The Great Game is a collection of eighteen short stories.  The American West is supposed to be wild compared to the East.  In Europe, it is the other way around.  Lederer has lived in and writes about each of these places.  He finds the differences are not as convenient as the myths. A hitchhiking trip across America.  A drunk horse in California.  A train from Berlin to Warsaw.  Powerlessness among the rich.  Innocence in New York City.  Home.  These are some of the themes explored in this book.

"In the stories of Michael Lederer, there is a...

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KunstGeschichten

Michael Kromarek

KunstGeschichten

ernst und heiter

  • 147 pages
  • Softcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2012

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-11-8
  • 11,90 €

The world of the painting artist is a self-contained cosmos, peopled by individuals whose thoughts and actions are shaped by self-defined perceptions, beliefs, and rules. Perhaps it isn‘t the best world of them all, but it is surely one of the most interesting. The „KunstGeschichten“ transport us to this world and at least help us begin to understand it. Almost all of them have a basis in reality and take place mainly in France.

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Der Hecht im Schulranzen

Wolfgang Nieblich

Der Hecht im Schulranzen

  • 192 pages
  • 168
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2010

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-08-8
  • 28,00 €

Der Hecht im Schulranzen is a purely fictitious tale imaginatively told by Wolfgang Nieblich that relates the story of four generations of the Fisher family, starting in 1936 and ending with the theft of a pike in 2010. The text incorporates real events into the story that overlap, cross, and interfere with each other in time. Other than their family ties, the male protagonists also share a love of the lake or other bodies of water, a love of fish, and a passion for writing books.

“Der Hecht im Schulranzen has a lot to offer ... These family...

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Das Ferne so nah

Wolfgang Nieblich

Das Ferne so nah

Die Currywurst

  • 64 pages
  • 18 Colour Photos
  • Hardcover
  • 10 x 8 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2009

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-09-5
  • 6,90 €

An unusual story that begins in Danzig, Riga and Königsberg, through Wladiwostock, then Manchuria, all the way to China and Hiroshima, and back to Stuttgarterplatz in Berlin, at the 1. Currywurststand. This story takes place in the timeframe of 1882 until the 4th of September, 1990.

Photo illustrations from Lothar Hartmann in time period of 1969-1971.

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La Rambla

Maria Reinecke

La Rambla

Barcelona-Story

  • 76 pages
  • Softcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2009

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-02-6
  • 9,90 €

Anna flies to Barcelona for a week alone and is immersed in the intoxicating power of the famous Rambla.  An encounter with the young Catalan Louis Mustafa in the stunning city gives her more and more clarity about herself. In a fascinating way the author Maria Reinecke succeeds in allowing the reader to participate authentically in the intense experience of the protagonist. A thrilling reading experience!

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Wer kennt Bonita Cattiva

Heide Marie Stein und Michael Hoffmann

Wer kennt Bonita Cattiva

Eine Hexe zwischen Gut und Böse

  • 60 pages
  • 26 illustrations
  • Hardcover
  • 16,5 x 24 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2013

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-15-6
  • 16,90 €

The little witch who - like many people big and small, can never decide whether she should be good or bad - has to call in sick to the headmaster of the witches' school. She probably has the swine flu. At home of all places, she suffers another small accident in the blackberry patch. It's up to three children and doctor Pfeffermühle to come to the rescue...

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