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Irene Stratenwerth

Hurdy Gurdy Girl

  • 380 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • October 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-062-9
  • 25 EUR

Luise Ludwig was 17 when she set off for Wetterau in the summer of 1863. For three years she was hired as a dancing girl by a so-called "Landgänger" (country boy): he moved with young girls from the impoverished, Hessian farming villages to foreign countries to rent them out for dancing and drinking - first in California, then in British Columbia (today Canada). For where the gold rush attracts masses of men, there is a lot of money to be made with young women. 

Luise has long dreamed of a trip to the New World. But it comes worse than she…

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Ingolf Brökel

friedenserhaltungssatz

  • 114 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • September 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-058-2
  • 22 EUR

In his new volume of poetry Ingolf Brökel bridges the gap between physics and poetry more clearly than before. From the conservation laws of physics clearly comes the title, the bridge among other things also by peace, not unintentionally. Already in an earlier poem it said ...theoretically physicist / practically lyricist...! He explains the doubtlessly not accidental connection as follows: "What would reality be without physics and what would physics be without metaphors? While with physics I am accustomed to striving for exact solutions,…

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Wolfgang Hermann

Der Lichtgeher

  • 134 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • September 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-061-2
  • 20 EUR

A shadow detaches itself from the heat shimmering horizon.

It is a nameless savannah in deep Africa.

It is Noël, who after the murder of his girlfriend ends up as a refugee in Central Europe, where he gains a foothold as a popular bartender after a while. His unique charm, his wit, his human warmth are what open doors for him. Between Noël, Martha, their son Julian, and Hans, who for the first time recognizes in Noël a person who sees him and accepts him for what he is, a dense web of closeness develops.

Klaus Ferentschik

Kalininberg & Königsgrad

Große Miniaturen

  • 110 pages
  • 23 Color Fotos
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • June, 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-043-8
  • 20 EUR

75. Death of Königsberg = 75. Birth of Kaliningrad

These literary miniatures refer to people, places, buildings, monuments, documents, sculptures etc. from today's Kaliningrad and former Königsberg.

They show how both cities are inseparably connected with each other, even though one of them ceased to exist officially 75 years ago. The featured short stories manage to link history and present. Yet they do not focus solely on monuments and memorials, but do leave room for bustling markets, fishermen and stray cats. While several texts are…

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Sibylle Princess of Prussia, Fredrerick William Prince of Prussia

The King's Love

Frederick the Great His Gentle Dogs and other Passions

  • 174 pages
  • Numerous Illustrations
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21,5 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • from German
  • by Dennis McCort
  • June 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-047-6
  • 18,90 EUR

An intimate insightful biography of Frederick the Great written by two members of the former ruling royal family, Sibylle Princess and Frederick William Prince of Prussia. Deemphasizing the King's political and military achievements while highlighting his personal relationships, interests, moods and even quirks, this book gives us Frederick II as full-blooded, highly sensitive and compassionate person rather than as Olympian monarch. His tortured relationship with his martinet father, the "Soldier King"; his extraordinary devotion to his dogs,…

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Jörg Rubbert

Beach Lovers

  • 176 pages
  • 157 Color Fotos
  • Hardcover
  • 24,5 x 28,5 cm
  • German / English
  • June 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-046-9
  • 39 EUR

The book deals with a universal phenomenon: Man and the Sea. In his photos, Jörg Rubbert creates and captures an atmosphere of endless summer. The sea serves as backdrop for the self-presentation and as one of the few places where freedom seems attainable and can be lived. Pleasure and pure zest for life are in the forefront. It is the lightness of being that is reflected in his pictures. The protagonists in the photographs – whether promenading, relaxing, gazing at the sea or showing off – are real and share with us their unique…

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Kevin McAleer

Berlin Tango

  • 274 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • June 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-051-3
  • 18,90 EUR

Steve is an American in Berlin and a man in crisis. He has reached a stage in his expatriate existence where he feels only frustration - with his work, with his milieu, with his life. The only thing he takes real joy in is tango dancing. It is while cultivating this passion one evening that he makes the acquaintance of Sonja, an enigmatic woman who is suffering a similar malaise. Steve plunges into an affair with her. But what begins as an erotic adventure turns into a frenzy of emotion that he never thought possible. Set against the backdrop…

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Reinhard Knodt

Pain

Schmerz

  • 200 pages
  • french flaps
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • English / German
  • from German
  • by Dennis McCort
  • March 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-052-0
  • ca. 18,90 EUR

Philosophical Poetical Miniatures

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…

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Karin Reschke

Trümmerland Kinderland

  • 164 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • Deutsch
  • March 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-042-1
  • 20 EUR

Literary appendum to a childhood in bombed-out Berlin.

The writer’s memory, kaleidoscopely captured, of a child’s world within the puzzle of debris, as though there had never been anything else.

Civilization’s shards become the children’s playground between torn-up streets and ruins.

The first-person narrator uses different names and addresses, while moving seemingly light-footed from scene to scene. Half-grown, in search for orientation and raised in the after-war period, she experiences a new beginning: A faint resistance forms against…

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Gesine Palmer

Tausend Tode

Über Trauer reden

  • 150 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • Deutsch
  • März 2020

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-041-4
  • 20 EUR

The eulogist departs perplexed and drives from the unknown into the unknown.

"I like the uncertainty. It is tiring sometimes. But it is one of my most important tools. In fact, it is an important aim of my work with those mourning. I want to set the perpetual uncertainty of life against the desolate certainty of death together with them."

One who accompanies people on their last path also needs guidance. A funeral speaker writes about her work in Berlin and the continuously varying means and ways of grieving.

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Peter Wortsman

Stimme und Atem

Out of Breath, Out of Mind

  • 320 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German / English
  • October 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-034-6
  • 25 EUR

"To have reached at age 66, after years of considerable creative effort in English, the beginner's level in another language is in my view no small feat, something on the order of digging a hole so deep into New York granite that you come crawling back up in China, filthy but still breathing. If as an adult I stutter and stumble with the shaky spoon of my tongue back into the still fluid forecourt of consciousness that German constitutes for me, I do so in full consciousness as an English speaker reminded of other syllables that say more to me…

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Matthias Buth

Weiß ist das Leopardenfell des Himmels

  • 150 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • September 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-035-3
  • 22 EUR

He observes, discovers the poetry of the present. Everything can be poetry. He suffers from the world, but he doesn't resign because he is a poet. He writes sparkling poems, connecting synesthetically but precisely: the world in the thimble. No meandering, no ornamentation, scarcity to the utmost. The poems of Matthias Buth seek and thus invite the reader, who can contribute his experiences into the imagery of text, to a dialogue.

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Josef Straka

Kirche im Nebel

  • 100 pages
  • Klappenbroschur
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • from Czech
  • by Petra Grycova-Liebl
  • October 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-037-7
  • 16,90 EUR

The 1980s - the period of the so-called late normalization, it is this time that the author returns to in his book to have a inner dialogue with his hometown Jablonec nad Nisou. The whole city is dominated by a church in the fog; it is a city that was world-famous at the beginning of the 20th century and that was heavily industrialized in the 1950s. Many buildings were demolished and - as some texts show - numerous houses in the style of the so-called Sudetenland Jugendstil were in a fairly damaged condition. The author captures this city in…

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Leopold Federmair

Schönheit und Schmerz

Divertimenti

  • 300 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • October 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-036-0
  • 24 EUR

"Divertimenti" is what the pieces in this book are called, in which poetry flows into prose and prose into lyrical forms. Sparkling and entertaining, diversifying and pinpoint. The rural area around the "Setonaikai", the Japanese inland sea with its islands and mountains, Shinto shrines and bamboo forests, Kusu trees and cicadas, is the center of power, which produces a variety of poetic realizations. Such findings are of course not without pain. They thread themselves on narrative strands of illness and death, humiliation and high spirits.…

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Jakob van Hoddis

Starker Wind über der bleichen Stadt

Strong Wind Over the Pale City

  • 150 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German / English
  • September 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-033-9
  • 20 EUR

With this bilingual edition a large selection of poems by Jakob van Hoddis will be published in English for the first time. The collection was made possible by his heirs in Israel and the US and by the Ursula Lachnit-Fixson Foundation, Berlin.

The contributors:

Mitch Cohen lives as a translator and author in Berlin since 1977.

Gregory Divers is an author und professor of German studies in St. Louis/USA.

Irene Stratenwerth has been working as a journalist, curator and author on the life and works of Jakob van Hoddis for more than 20 years.

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Marina Linares

Ungereimtes Zeug

  • 100 pages
  • 22 Colour Photos
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • September 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-032-2
  • 20 EUR

Who are these guys!?

In short narratives the author tells stories about people who seem bizarre and strange but can be found in our normal lives: Whether its the secret cravings oft he small employee, the nagging self-doubt of the attractive career woman or the malicious revenge of somebody that has been cheated on - with psychological sensivity various characters are introduced and contrasted against one another.We recognize partly our own, partly foreign weaknesses and peculiarities, which we can smile about. In the pointed but not…

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Bianca Döring

Im Mangoschatten

Von der Vergänglichkeit

  • 120 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • May 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-026-1
  • 20 EUR

"Even on my 50th birthday I was still immortal, afterwards all of a sudden I wasn't." The new book of author, painter, and musician Bianca Döring deals with perishability, with life and death, with the frailness of all existence, as well as with a self that is passionately looking for a place in the world. In a collage made from scraps of observations, memories, interpersonal scenes, internal imagery and reflections the text moves along an insinuated narrative without ever pretending to know anything of its topics, to which it turns from most…

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Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Ein Land voller Helden

  • 300 pages
  • Klappenbroschur
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • March 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-029-2
  • 18,90 EUR

Thirty years after the fall of the wall and after the turn in Eastern Europe, the world is at a crossroad again. Do we need another revolution? What happens to a society after a historical shock and the collapse of old structures?

In search of an answer:  Was it kitsch, coup or revolution? A mysterious young journalist, who calls himself "the collector", leads through the labyrinth of the life stories of a group of opponents of the regime, he observes them, collects their testimonies, makes use of the methods of the secret service when he…

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Gerda Lepke

Gerda Lepke

Briefe an Freunde

  • 200 pages
  • Klappenbroschur
  • 21 x 21 cm
  • German
  • March 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-027-8
  • 25 EUR

Sibylle Badstübner-Gröger (Hrsg)

For the first time 60 + 1 letters with paintings by Gerda Lepke to friends, collectors, and artists are now at hand in a selective assortment, edited by Berlin art historian Sibylle Badstübner-Gröger on the occasion of one of the most notable Dresden painters' and graphic artists' 80th birthday. Gerda Lepke received Dresden's first ever cultural prize in 1993 and was one of the cofounders of the Saxon Academy of Arts in 1996. Her works became famous due to many exhibitions and her art is now kept in numerous…

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Ingolf Brösel

Hannah Habil oder

137 Ansätze

  • 150 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • March 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-025-4
  • 22 EUR

Ingolf Brökel's new volume is a collection of texts that are invariably "split open" in the early hours of the day, in the stage of waking. The fragmentary and the coincidental, insinuations and approaches are eye opening again and again: New insights and peculiar relations. A kaleidoscope that exceeds the mere play with meaning sense and words and offers the aesthetically temporary for an alternative path.

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Raimund Petschner

Kurze Entfernung aus dem Gespräch

Miniaturen

  • 198 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • March 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-028-5
  • 24 EUR

Friendship - love - film - landscape - urban terrains ... magical moments unfold, they become noticeable, considerable. Obstinacy and truth play against each other. From the personal and the intimate one is led to the universal, the political - and back again.

There is no fear of the mixture of life of the dull, loud, serial and the delicate, quiet, that doesn't itself be overtaken or degraded.

Short pieces with so much pleasure for both the thought and the picture. Whoever participates in their game is caught - and freed by answering with…

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Gabriele Borgmann

Venus AD

  • 184 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • March 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-024-7
  • 20 EUR

Albrecht Dürer, the star of the Renaissance is furious. Lucas Cranach has stolen his Venus sketch and is impressesing the art connoisseurs with its lascivious beauty. This cannot be! Determined, Dürer leaps through time to get back what is his, to etch his monogram onto the Venus. He lands in Berlin in 2019, right in front of the PhD student Nele Rosenach - a very unique and timeless night follows ...

A romantic and bizarre literary debut about the probable first case of plagiarism in painting.

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Boris Schapiro

Aufgezeichnete Transzendenz

  • 200 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • December 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-018-6
  • 20 EUR

This volume of poems by Boris Schapiro includes the composition „Kryptographie lunar“ and the collection of poems „Seraphische Hymnen“ originating in the XXI century.

It is Schapiro’s twenty-first book. The author has something to say, a story to tell. And he doesn’t merely do this for the reader, but alongside them. 

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Reid Mitchell

Sell Your Bones

  • 102 pages
  • French Fold
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • February 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-022-3
  • 18,90 EUR

SELL YOUR BONES, Reid Mitchell's first collection, consists largely of poems reacting to China and with Chinese literature in translation. Sinologist and poet Wolfgang Kubin describes it in this way. " We do find a lot of great poems in this volume which more or less have also to do with places out of China, but most of the verses we read here got their inspirations from encounters with places like Qingdao, Beijing or Hong Kong. In this respect Reid is a Weltbürger, a cosmopolite. His friends are Chinese poets of the past."

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Katharina Rist

Das Gedächtnis der Fremde

  • 260 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • November 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-017-9
  • 18,90 EUR

In Das Gedächtnis der Fremde there are many journeys through life, from A to B, between heaven and earth, life and death. When there’s no longer a sky, just the roof of a train, when the characters are only at home in transit, some wait for a resurfacing of childhood, some for something that could become key and some for the silence in which the word finds its home.

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Kevin McAleer

Surferboy

  • 244 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • 2019

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-019-3
  • 18,90 EUR

Steve wants to be a surfer - one of those demi-gods who walk on water. But for a kid from the San Fernando Valley who's scared of the ocean this is no easy task. Through his encounters with tough Malibu locals, haole-hating Hawaiians, uptight surf stars, shady surfboard designers, sex-hungry surf groupies and stoned big-wave riders, Steve learns the humorous as well as the darker side of surfing. With finely honed irony and a lightness of touch, Kevin McAleer tells a story of friendship, coming of age in the 1970s, and the fascination of…

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W. J. Meyke

hinfort

  • 200 pages
  • Illustrations by the author
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • October 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-013-1
  • 20 EUR

Heads, figures and writing, free associations and dream images! Obsessively Werner J. Meyke followed the grey areas between waking and the onset of dreams. Sometimes they became mysterious symbols, warnings and threats, painstaking to decipher. But he also tried to capture the beauty of the sound of language – and so to transform sound into a new context of meaning. At the same time, atmosphere and mood are conveyed, as the quick sketches – almost related to elements of Japanese poetry – capture. One experiences the captivatingly delicate and…

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Markus Ziener

DDR, mon amour

  • 160 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • September 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-014-8
  • 20 EUR

Spring, 1981: Robert, a college student from Würzburg, travels to the GDR in his bilious green Renault, in his suitcase a thesis paper about the Defenestration of Prague for his godfather Frieder. Plus: lots of curiosity and a view of the other Germany that is characterized by a yearning for belonging and community. Robert believes that the people in the GDR, an all-controlling state, are in private living a community spirit that no longer exists in the West.

This rosy image is already tainted at the border crossing, where chicanery is…

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Andreas Degkwitz

Magenta, Yella und Despina

Snapshots von Liebe und Tod

  • 160 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • September 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-015-5
  • 20 EUR

Who is ever able to fully disclose oneself? And yet our desire constantly moves us to live, to love, and to forget ourselves - be it in passion, be it in death. 

This is the topic of these "Snapshots" which Magenta, Yella, Despina, and many others show us directly and immediately. With gaping chasms opening up in a flash and heavenly passions incandescing like shooting stars. 

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Anja and Wilhelm Nolte

BerlinBallade

  • 60 pages
  • Colour Illustrations throughout Book
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • September 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-012-4
  • 16,90 EUR

The rampage of the Nazi's reign of terror took its fatal course from Berlin, metropolis of the prefer-to-be-bigger German Reich. It would surpass everything murderous that had been experienced up until then. It shattered man and culture, spirit and moderation, country and city. The city bled from every orifice, bled out in splinters.

Today, resurrected, united once more, capitol again, national desires arise anew, loom from the stigmata like writings on the wall.

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Kamel Louafi

Art Stations

Between Architecture and Art

  • 88 pages
  • Colourful Illustrations throughout Book
  • Leporello
  • 17 x 10.5 cm
  • German, English, French, Arabic
  • September 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-001-8
  • 20 EUR

In the course of his work, landscape architect Kamel Louafi developed his own position on “Art in the public space” based on varied experiences. Endless discussions and conflicts over the third party art projects in his outdoor complexes convinced him to also place his own art in the gardens he designs and thus occupy the topic of “art” there himself. Art which only works in this specific place. Art which is created in complement to the design of outdoor areas.  

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Beat Mundwiler

Ansichtskarten

Eine Erzählung

  • 260 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • Juli 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-010-0
  • 20 EUR

Life is a journey or consists of ones. Maybe it is a pilgrimage. A life can also be like a mountain hike, always ascending. We might have to climb, then reach heights where the air is so thin that breathing becomes difficult. We might find ourselves completely on our own and at the mercy of nature. We can fall victim to disasters that change lives in one instant. Change them so that we can no longer travel afterwards. Life becomes survival in that way. Journeys create memories. What happens when those get confused? That is what happened to Otto…

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Horst Hussel

Franz

  • 234 pages
  • 40 black/white Illustrations
  • Hardcover
  • German
  • July 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-000-1
  • 25 EUR

Hussel's Franz, an extraordinary Maverick, shares his im- and expressions in short, shorter and shortest stories or occurrences in literary variety, if not to say virtuosity. He is full of humor, loves all that is absurd, is mischievous, verbally playful and onomatopoetic through and through, but still - or perhaps exactly for this reason -  incredibly profound and subtle.

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diverse

Einblattdrucke Nr. 0 - 100

101 Einblattdrucke

  • 480 pages
  • with artwork and photographs from many artists
  • Hardcover
  • German
  • June 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-69-9
  • 49 EUR

A book is a book is a book.
The following book "Einblattdrucke Nr. 0 - 100" is more than a book.

It is a large mosaic comprised of various international voices, diverse texts ranging from poetry to prose, and also authors, physicists, psychologists, and cultural politicans.

The texts are accompanied by art or photography which evoke visually what the texts manage in words. Artists and authors alike reflect on our time.

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Manfred Giesler

Café MORA.

Gedichte

  • 100 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 14,8 x 10,5 cm
  • German
  • August 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-016-2
  • 15 EUR

Poems of 50 years. A selection characterized by skepticism and irony. Valid only until retracted. Giesler waves at himself. He looks at himself from the outside. He holes up in terms, hides behind forms and peeks out, grinning, from both. Breaking and putting together is his work. Sometimes a prompter can be useful. The darkness is unvarying. The laughter as well. Nothing is sacred but everything can be forgiven. Manfred Giesler’s ultimate credo:

The natural stupidity of humans will remain superior to artificial intelligence. 

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Ewa Trafna

Intersecting Worlds

Berlin, Detroit, Warszawa

  • 120 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 21 cm
  • German, English, Polish
  • June 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-008-7
  • 28 EUR

In the last three decades a “new physiognomy of the continent” arose (Schlögel 2005). The breakdown of structures caused by political and, more importantly, economic developments gave Ewa Trafna during a visit to Detroit the impulse to artistically engage with her experiences of abandoned property, industrial wastelands, and the standstill of urban communication in previously thriving cityscapes. Overseas, the artist experienced something that was familiar to her both biographically and from the fate of Polish and German cities like Warszawa,…

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Kevin McAleer

Errol Flynn

An Epic Life

  • 400 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • March 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-005-6
  • 25 EUR

The basic drama with Errol Flynn was that he had everything – looks, charm, talent, intelligence, and a huge following of devoted fans and willing women. He was the classic image of a swashbuckling hero and romantic lover. That which other men merely fantasized about, Flynn did with style and dash, living in a way which surpassed any film he ever made. But somewhere on the road to movie immortality he embarked on a destructive lifestyle that wrecked his career and ultimately killed him. Why did it happen? What were the forces at work in this…

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Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Lebt wohl, Ihr Genossen und Geliebten!

  • 280 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • March 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-003-2
  • 25 EUR

Carmen-Francesca Banciu's new novel is about the death of a supposed patriot  for whom fatherland, party, and the construction of a new society always came first, and about the love we hope for from our parents but which is denied to us – and which we ourselves might not be able to give. She explores the question of how to say farewell to one's parents, how to live with their lies, and what sort of personal change this might result in.

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Signe Ibbeken

auf einer lichtung steht ein tiefgefrorenes reh

berichte aus einer großen stadt

  • 160 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • March 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-006-3
  • 20 EUR

Through barely noticeable displacements, seemingly mundane situations suddenly provide surprising interpretations. In this manner, texts to declutter the mind have been written, to dream and to float away from entrenched patterns of thought and perception, right into the wide-open space of imagination.

An old couple on a park bench: "Did we remember the cauliflower?” Or in passing, “Did the man just say 'Hey' or 'Neigh'?" 

And one day, an angel is sitting in front of the fridge, munching on a sausage…

Did we mishear? Did our eyes betray us? Or…

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Matéi Visniec

Migraaaaants!

or There's Too Many People on this Damn Boat

  • 200 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • from Romanian
  • by Nick Awde
  • March 2018

  • ISBN: 978-3-96258-002-5
  • 20 EUR

They come from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Al Jaza'ir, Somalia, Hagere Ertra, Iraq, Libiyah, Al Maghrib, Haiti and many other countries where life is no longer compatible with the idea of future. There are millions of them. How many millions? We don’t know. They are called “migrants” and have only one obsession: to reach Europe.

Europe has panicked for the last years. The responsible politicians and the public opinion understood that there are about 80 million people who live in war zones and have in fact the right to ask for international…

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Juan Ramón Jiménez

Tagebuch eines frischvermählten Dichters

  • 300 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • from Spanish
  • by Leopold Federmair
  • November 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-97-2
  • 24 EUR

In 1916 Juan Ramón Jiménez undertook a sea voyage from Cádiz to New York to marry Zenobia Camprubí, with which he had been in a relationship for three years. Zenobia would today be called a “strong woman” – in Spain she has been an icon for feminists for some time. Educated and enterprising, she also supported her husband, whose literary interests she shared. In his lyrical diary Juan Ramón Jiménez tells of his long journey, of his late setting out from the world of his Andalusian childhood, of his impressions in the New World, of longing and…

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Karl Corino

Lebenslinien

  • 214 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • November 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-98-9
  • 24 EUR

„The lines of life are different/ like paths are and the borders of mountains,“ wrote the older Hölderlin. The new volume Lebenslinien by Karl Corino takes up these verses to pull, on the occasion of his 75th birthday, from his lyrical oeuvre up until now, printed and not printed, although foremost from the volumes Tür-Stürze, In Bebons Tal. Neue Bilder aus Bebenhausen, Vademecum. Balladen über die Jugend in einer kleinen Stadt and Falltüren des Himmels. Eine kleine Vogelkunde.

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Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Light Breeze in Paradise

Ελαφρύ Αεράκι στον Παράδεισο

  • 360 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English/Greek
  • from German
  • by Harvard University
  • October 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-95-8
  • 25 EUR

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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Manfred Giesler

Bruder Bruno. Jeder gegen Jeden - Giordano Brunos Candelaio.

Zwei Theaterstücke

  • 200 pages
  • Open saddle stitch
  • 14,8 x 10,5 cm
  • German
  • October 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-96-5
  • 15 EUR

Manfred Giesler, theatreman and philosopher, has for years been discussing the character and work of the Dominican Giordano Bruno from Nola. The first play, Bruder Bruno., is the result of this effort. A chronological survey of his life, creative works, and failure at the end of the 16th century.

The second play is the translation and edit of a comedy by Giardano Bruno, Il Candelaio. (Released in 1582 and never staged in Germany.) In a sweeping blow of vicious mockery and dripping with derision, Bruno attacks everything that was and remains…

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Dennis McCort

A Kafkaesque Memoir

Confessions from the Analytic Couch

  • 450 pages
  • Soft cover with flaps
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • English
  • October 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-94-1
  • 20 EUR

A Kafkaesque Memoir is that rarity in the psychological literature: a patient’s account of the complete arc of his own psychoanalysis from first session to last. It is the memoir of a literature professor who walks into a psychotherapist’s office one day seeking a quick hypnotherapy fix for a driving phobia and ends up staying for a nine-year Jungian analysis that fundamentally transforms him. Looking back on his recently completed analysis, the professor recreates his near-decade-long conversation with his analyst, a dialogue that gradually…

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Klaus Ferentschik

Bisquitkrümel

  • 90 pages
  • Pen-and-ink drawings by Horst Hussel
  • Soft cover with flaps
  • 21 x 17 cm
  • German
  • August 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-93-4
  • 20 EUR

These Bisquitcrumbs are 77 literary miniatures or micro-novels;—so short that they could barely be shorter and yet still say everything. Without being shy, they tell—sometimes humorously, sometimes wittily, sometimes sadly, sometimes romantically, sometimes ironically, sometimes sarcastically, sometimes vulgarly, sometimes murderously (etc.)—of imaginable and unimaginable possibilities and impossibilities in conceivable and inconceivable ways. The illustrated vignettes are pen-and-ink drawings by Horst Hussel.

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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 EUR

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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Michael C. Keith

Perspective Drifts Like a Log on a River

Pensees

  • 200 pages
  • Illustrations by Susanne Riette
  • Soft cover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • April 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-87-3
  • 16,90 EUR

Partly inspired by the acclaimed work of American short story writers Lydia Davis and Joy Williams, Perspective Drifts Like a Log on a River explores the full range of human emotions and behavior in a laconic style imbued with rich humor and profound irony. Often autobiographical, as well as powerfully imagined, the pensees in this collection will take the reader on a sojourn across landscapes both familiar and exotic. Of the many story collections by the author, Perspective Drifts Like a Log on a River comes closest to demonstrating the full…

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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 EUR

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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Susanne Alge

Vorfahren, Verwandte und andere Verwirrungen

  • 120 pages
  • Includes photographs by Hartwig Riemann
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • April 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-84-2
  • 20 EUR

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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Gisela Dischner

Die Sehnsucht nach dem Unbestimmten

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

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-85-9
  • 20 EUR

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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Ingolf Brökel

im b.raum

  • 120 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14 cm
  • German
  • February 2017

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-82-8
  • 20 EUR

The Raum (space) which Ingolf Brökels opens to the reader from several perspectives is a historical space in which an I lyrically highlights important stages in his development - from the post-war childhood over the socialisation in Eastern Germany, from the annihilation of his Lusatian soft coal mining home town over the experiences and insights of the 1989 reunification and post-reunification period to the immediate present. In the process the themes expand from national problems, fashions and moods towards the global.

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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 EUR

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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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 EUR

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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Jan Cornelius

Chaplin wird Zweiter

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

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

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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John Berger and Liane Birnberg

garden on my cheek

  • 60 pages
  • with colored drawings by Liane Birnberg
  • softcover with flaps
  • English
  • October 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-77-4
  • 20 EUR

Ever since John Berger first saw Liane Birnberg's artwork in her studio many years ago, they have been connected in a friendship of high productivity for Liane. He says that her artwork has "eyes" and continuously sends her his new books, which function as catapults for her work. Language plays a significant role in Liane Birnberg's images, but it is only recognizable through pure graphics. The words are embedded in micro-glass beads; they become distorted, and other lines and forms engulf everything. The text and the image merge, though…

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Gerd-Peter Eigner

MAMMUT

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

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-76-7
  • 25 EUR

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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Michael J. Wewerka

Eine lange Zeit

  • 200 pages
  • Drawings from Wolfgang Nieblich
  • Hardcover
  • German
  • September 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-80-4
  • 20 EUR

For the reader, delving into this extensive collection of poems, stories and aphorisms (which the author often amusedly calls "sayings" or "notes") is akin to a time travel through the last fifty years and more of the life of a Berlin resident - but it also reveals a cosmopolitan side. The book oscillates between universal themes such as love, friends, childhood, age, and art in and of itself. At times the observations are personal and reflecting, generalizing, laconically realistic, melancholically poetic or nihilistically philosophical but…

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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
  • June 2016

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

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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Nicanor Parra

Parra Poesie

  • 60 pages
  • with bw photography by Ulrike Ertel
  • Hardcover
  • German
  • from Spanish
  • by Ingolf Brökel
  • September 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-78-1
  • 18,90 EUR

Those, like Nicanor Parra, who write 'Antipoetry' must know even more how poetry is created. To begin with his Achterbahn is worth it – he has nevertheless descended together with all poets from Mount Olympus. But caution - because (anti-) poetry of Parra can cause blindness, confuse police, cause seizures, and consequently even lead to death, but fortunately one can first save the environment and battle baldness.

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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 EUR

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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Dorothea Flechsig

Nachtbad

  • 60 pages
  • mit farbigen Abbildungen von Uta Munzinger
  • Gebunden
  • 15,2 x 21,6 cm
  • German / English
  • March 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-72-9
  • 19,80 EUR

Dorothea Flechsig has found the key to understanding the world in solitude and retreat. Her inspiration derives from nature, careful observation and a spirit of poetic invention. The simple yet evocative language of her poems plunges us into emotional depths. With a light and tender touch,  Dorothea Flechsig strings together verbal images to dreamy effect, and takes us on a journey, whether under water, into the mountains, or to the middle of a war zone. The collection of poems Nachtbad / Night Swim invites the reader to come for a swim, and…

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Karl Corino

Falltüren des Himmels

  • 100 pages
  • mit farb. Illustr. von Rolf Göbler
  • Klappenbroschur
  • 17 x 21 cm
  • German
  • May 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-71-2
  • 19,80 EUR

"Falltüren des Himmels. Eine kleine Vogelkunde" is a collection of 50 years of Karl Corino's poems about birds.

The style of this poetry is diverse - it ranges from strict rhythm and rhymed stanzas to free verse. Sharp, piercing miniatures accompany wide-sweeping, ballad-like forms. The thematic horizon stretches as wide as the style. It covers scientific experiments as well as genetic counterfeits and their political implications (Lysenko, Stalin), historical reminiscences of the First World War (Walter Flex) with nothing other than an…

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Ingolf Brökel

zündplättchen oder nach 49

  • 68 pages
  • Gebunden
  • 12,5 x 18 cm
  • German
  • March 2016

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-74-3
  • 16,90 EUR

In his childhood poem "zündplättchen oder nach 49," Brökel shows us the adult world's performance of "after 49"-shortly after the war, in a village in Brandenburg, we take part in reflections of the East that would also reach into the West: his childhood years before school. He recalls his childhood eyes and ears, words and phrases that were laid into his child's mouth, and from which his lines and rhymes arrived in the world. Photographs from this period, alongside Brökel's artwork, enhance this extraordinary book.

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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 EUR

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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Manfred Giesler

The Yellow Wallpaper

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

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

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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Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Mother's Day

Song of a Sad Mother

  • 250 pages
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 21 x 12,5 cm
  • English
  • from German
  • by Zoe Annamaria Hawkins
  • September 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-47-7
  • 16,90 EUR

Banciu explores an uncompromising struggle for selfhood in a singular voice that is vulnerable and authentic, emotional, and unsparingly honest. Beyond a literary study of the complex dynamics that inextricably bind and repel mothers and daughters, Banciu's Mother's Day - Song of a Sad Mother is a courageous reflection on what it means to become and accept one's self with all of the renunciations and rewards that this fraught journey entails. Elena Mancini

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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 EUR

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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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 EUR

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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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 EUR

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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Runhild Wirth

Come Here, I Want to Ruin You

  • 120 pages
  • with coloured illustrations
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • English/German
  • September 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-52-1
  • 29,80 EUR

“Come Here, I Want to Ruin You!” is the profound book title for a spectacular picture and text campaign from Berlin artist Runhild Wirth. Featured as the topic is the so-called “demolition” of the Palace of the Republic, which in all reality was a “demolition en face”. The campaign, which bears the name Latitudinal 52.5175/Longitudinal 013.4028, encompasses 120 pictures of the demolition process that record its progress while also reporting and commenting on the occurrences. With the authors Peter Wawerzinek (preface) and “Matthias” BAADER…

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Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Leichter Wind im Paradies

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

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

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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Wolfgang Nieblich

The Currywurst

Distant Yet So Near

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

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

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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Jörg Rubbert

Paris - New York - Berlin

Straßenfotografie 1978-2010

  • 220 pages
  • 176 s/w Fotografien
  • Klappenbroschur
  • 28 x 24 cm
  • German / English
  • May 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-58-3
  • 44 EUR

The photo-book Paris - New York - Berlin - in collaboration with the art historian Michael Nungesser - is a résumé of more than 30 years of street photography by the Berlin photographer Joerg Rubbert. The focus therewith is laid on a social and critical view on the daily life of people and their specific situations as well as the situation of society in the three metropoles: Paris, New York and Berlin.

In all these locations Joerg Rubbert especially revealed the characters and faces behind the cities. They are setting the scene for events and…

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Alexander de Cadenet

Afterbirth

Poetry & Inversions

  • 60 pages
  • 20 coloured inversions
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 15,5 x 12,3 cm
  • English
  • March 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-59-0
  • 12,90 EUR

Alexander de Cadenet chronicles the emotional and spiritual repercussions of the dissolution of an intense and mutually obsessive relationship. The writing – as in the present collection – is particularly focused through the lens of raw personal experience, unmediated by notions of political correctness or propriety, yet at the same time mines deep seams of unconscious and collective experience …

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Boris Schapiro

Die deutschen Rubaiyat

  • 120 pages
  • 40 Illustrations
  • Softcover with flaps
  • 14,8 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • April 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-61-3
  • 19,80 EUR

This book brings the German rubaiyat of Boris Schapiro together with the meditative watercolors ofInge H. Schmidt. A ruba'i (plural rubaiyat) is an Old Persian form of aphoristic, contemplative poetrywith sound aesthetics of an especially rich nature. Boris Schapiro lends modern relevance to the oldgenre, thus broadening the spectrum of modern German verse.

Inge Hildebrandt Schmidt has mastered the art of forging dreamy, fascinatingly nightmarish visions thatare both passionate and witty, self-contained and at the same time open to all of the…

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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
  • German
  • January 2015

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-57-6
  • 32 EUR

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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Wolfgang Nieblich

Auf Beton II

  • 100 pages
  • 246 coloured photos
  • Hardcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • October 2014

  • ISBN: 978-3941524-5-38
  • 24,90 EUR

In 2013, artist Wolfgang Nieblich marked eight concrete blocks on Pfalzburger Street with quotes from Einstein to Adorno. For the second installment, Nieblich marked 24 concrete blocks at Werderscher Markt running along the canal and down to Unter den Linden. Both subprojects received ample press coverage (16 articles). Another 33 concrete blocks on the Museuminsel and in front of the Alte Nationalgalerie have been marked since June 18, 2014. A book on the first installment, titled „Auf Beton“, was published by PalmArtPress in 2013. “Auf Beton…

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Angelika Leitzke

Berlin ist kein Gedicht

  • 16 s/w illustrations: SOOKI
  • Broschiert
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2014

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-44-6
  • 12,90 EUR

This book of poetry by Angelika Leitzke, with illustrations by Sooki Koeppel, goes beyond the construction site of the new City Palace to take a look at some of the well-known and not so well-known nooks and crannies nestled into the metropolisof 3.5 million. It makes the statement that Berlin is not the poem some might thinkit is today. Or that some might think they must believe it to be. It most definitely will not be helpful to anyone looking for advice on how to get by in the city, a poetryalbum to read, or an introduction to finding your…

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Peter Röttscher

Knüppelwege

  • 60 pages
  • 54 s/w Abb. von Wolfgang Nieblich
  • Broschiert
  • 18 x 12,5 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2014

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-50-7
  • 12,90 EUR

I understand nothing, you wait at the lake. Describe a single poem. Criminy, these accursed convulsions of interpretation at school before. Concepts, ideas, feelings, of course, and the quintessential head shaking. All the breaks, all the bridges. But once in a while a kind of path, who knows. Here the sound, if you will have it so, and there the form, as I want it. Goodbye, reality, welcome to your dual life. Who gives? Words are for playing. Who will stand out? Hello, language is trump. Against. Re. Who's pitted against whom?

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Ingolf Brökel

minimals

  • 60 pages
  • 10 s/w Zeichnungen
  • Englische Broschur
  • 14,8 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2013

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-37-8
  • 28 EUR

While composing a poem, there are of course phases when you like to try to test the limits and go beyond the boundaries. Then it becomes a game, a game where you are playing with thoughts, with language, with shapes, with self-indulgence. A rest period, maybe before something new! In no time at all, profoundly condensed epigrammatic texts take shape (bypasses), word formations suddenly seem graphic (graphics), minimalistic verses (minimals) beg to be written again. Or you let a Heiko loose in the world, so that it can contribute verse to it…

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Ruth Brenner

Am Wege

  • 32 pages
  • Englische Broschur/Fadenheftung
  • 14,8 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2013

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-3-85
  • 19,90 EUR

Ruth Brenner has felt an intimate connection with nature since her childhood. Eversince her early youth, the artist's considerations and observations have always inspired her to try new things and express the resulting feelings through pictures. Light, air, and water are one element. The respective historic backgrounds that come into play when viewing a landscape, and the mental struggle for comprehension associated with "WHERE FROM" come together to form the other element and allow a picture to emerge. When a poem arises as inspiration, it…

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Michael Lederer

Cadaqués

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

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

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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Emily Pütter

Sandengel - Ifitry

  • 60 pages
  • Broschiert
  • 28 x 24 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2012

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-30-9
  • 35 EUR

Die Sandengel are objets trouvé, not of industry, but of nature - phenomena that occur when the elements of nature take up painting. Ripples, stones, sand in motion with the ebb and flow, in and out...and out of all this arise shapes, shapes that are older than the questions of humanity itself. Pütter saw them, photographed them, and has used them as raw material. The fine art prints offer up a visual context for taking in the sounds of Michael Neils. They are mutually supportive, better hearing through seeing and vice versa. The composition…

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Ann Lorquet Leithäuser

Kirschenzeiten

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

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

„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…

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Michael Lederer

Nothing Lasts Forever Anymore

  • 122 pages
  • 12 Ink Drawings
  • Softcover
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • English
  • Spring 2013

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-33-0
  • 14,90 EUR

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 Forever Anymore", 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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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 EUR

“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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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 EUR

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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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 EUR

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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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 EUR

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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Wolfgang Nieblich

Die unendliche Bibliothek

  • 144 pages
  • 123
  • Broschiert
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German
  • Spring 2010

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-05-7
  • 32 EUR

Personal experiences and knowledge all go into the work of professional artists. Nieblich doesn't attempt to hide this approach, but cultivates it instead. This is especially obvious in the book items belonging to his "endless library". He started the series in 1986, a series with book items that are all the same size. They are all 62 cm high, a little more than 50 cm wide, and 5 cm deep. ... The world of books will always be a place to escape to, the book world of the library as much as the one created by Nieblich, who is the person…

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Lothar Hartmann

Retrospektiv

Fotos aus 50 Jahren

  • 128 pages
  • 124
  • Fadenheftung/Broschiert
  • 24 x 16,5 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2011

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-10-1
  • 14,90 EUR

Lothar Hartmann is a trained color lithographer who has learned to look very closely. He acquired this skill through his professional training and practical life experience. With his exhibitions and publications, more of which are in the works, Lothar Hartmann has arrived on the photography art scene - he presents honest photos to us without the bells and whistles.

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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 EUR

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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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 EUR

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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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 EUR

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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Mayra Anabella Fernández Monroy de Schäfer

Zwölf bildliche Darstellungen zum Taiwan-Feldzug (1787 – 1788) des Kaisers Qianlong (1736 – 1795)

  • 305 pages
  • 40
  • Broschiert
  • 21 x 29,7 cm
  • German
  • Autumn 2009

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-03-3
  • 39,80 EUR

An investigation of contemporary visual documentation - paintings, copperplate and glossy prints - of the Taiwan campaign (1787-1788), one of the most important expeditions for emperor Qianlong (1736-1795). The campaign initiated the complete incorporation of the island into the Chinese empire under the rule of the Manchu.

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Wolfgang Nieblich

Maculatura

  • 64 pages
  • 46
  • Broschiert
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • German / English
  • Autumn 2009

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-01-9
  • 19,90 EUR

For Wolfgang Nieblich the discourse with the material, form, structure, production, intellectual content, function, and the versatile usage of books is the core of his artistic expression- and that with impressive complexity. Through his dialectic search for symbolic reference, formal pleasure of experimenting, and multi-leveled, interchangable associations between the different dimensions of a book find expression.

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Wolfgang Nieblich

MoneyArtMarket

  • 100 pages
  • 85
  • Broschiert
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • Englisch
  • from Deutschen
  • by Catharine J. Nicely
  • Spring 2009

  • ISBN: 978-3-941524-00-2
  • vergriffen

Beiträge: Ingrid Maut, Michael Fischer, Peter Hauser 

Of course, Wolfgang Nieblich seduces as an artist - in many different respects.His pictures, objects, and collages entice the thoughtful attention- perhaps even the longing to own. His artworks have double standards- intellectually as well as in the material sense, because most of the notes and coins in which they are made of have lost their original trade-value. The old concord is invalid. Integrated in a unique context, their value reaches a new dimension, because now they are a part of a…

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