There's Never Been so Much Beginning

Small village going big

Original Title: So viel Anfang war nie

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-75695-7
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: March 6, 2017
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Christhard  Läpple - There's Never Been so Much Beginning


Incredible stories from green and pleasant pastures

Let's call it "Heart Village", this small and very real village not far from Berlin that could be any other village. A microcosm of the human condition, with structures and a social hierarchy that have developed over the centuries. Its residents have defied historical adversities as they have the challenges of day-to-day living. This village has seen the terrors of war, refugee treks, agricultural cooperatives – and finally the reunification of Germany its inhabitants: Creative minds and soldiers of fortune. Winners and losers. Pessimists and visionaries. Locals and city people from Berlin trying their luck in unspoilt countryside and planting organic vegetables. Theatre people bringing their cultural projects with them. Landscape architects redefining the village.

There has never been so much beginning! So much hope, so many expectations, such great wishes. Yet the village remains a village – ruled by its own laws and principles. As under a magnifying glass, the driving forces of the human condition become visible – passion, jealousy, anxieties and thirst for action. And all of a sudden, even in the smallest village, a drama of unforeseen magnitude flares up …




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