Friday, January 17, 2014

Mark Twain And The German Language

Here is a story on our Mark Twain book A Tramp in Berlin on German Pulse:

Mark Twain’s love-hate relationship with the German language is well-known, but often misunderstood. After the author visited Germany in 1878 — Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest —, he wrote the book, “A Tramp Abroad,” with the now-famous appendix, “The Awful German Language”. Here, Twain gripped with the confusing gender of nouns, long-long sentences and long-long-long words.
This is why many people believe that Twain did not like German, let alone spoke it. Nothing could be more untrue. ....

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by Eva C. Schweitzer

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear friends, colleagues, authors, editors, and readers! Berlinica Publishing wishes you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful and successful New Year!

Berlinica will be introducing four new books in 2014; beginning with Rheinsberg, a love story by Kurt Tucholsky, one of the most famous authors of the Weimar Republic. This will be the first time Rheinsberg comes out in English. It is our second Tucholsky-book, after Berlin! Berlin! Dispatches from the Weimar Republic, which appeared in 2013. Also in the 2014 program is Rennefarre. Dott's Wonderful Travels and Adventures, a famous German children classic by the late Tamara Ramsay, translated by Malve von Hassell. The book will come out as a hardcover.

Erik Kirschbaum, the author of Rocking the Wall. Bruce Springsteen: The Berlin Concert That Changed the World, will be doing another book with Berlinica; it is about German-Americans in World War I. And we will also publish a book with black-and-white pictures from 1945s Berlin, taken by Russian soldiers and shown for the first time in the United States. 

And finally, for everybody who is still looking for a Christmas gift, we recommend Lothar Heinke's book  Wings of Desire - Angels of Berlin

by Eva C. Schweitzer


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