Being Born

Parenthood as a

philosophical adventure

Original Title: Zur Welt kommen

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 224 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-89667-562-0
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blessing

Date of publication: March 18, 2019
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Rights sold to: Korea (Thoughts of a Tree)

Svenja  Flaßpöhler, Florian  Werner - Being Born


Children change everything: Life – love – view of the world. A philosophy of motherhood and fatherhood.

Svenja Flaßpöhler and Florian Werner have known each other for fifteen years. Ten years ago their daughter was born, their son three years ago. A philosopher and a literary scholar, their activities at the breakfast table were obviously not limited to changing bibs and wiping mashed banana from the floor. They also discussed the philosophical dimensions of parenthood. Does a child enrich love or take its place? How does parenthood change one's perception of time? And why as a father do you feel sexless in the baby swimming group? The children became bigger, and so did the pile of notes and memos – and that was the beginning of this book.

With Being Born Flaßpöhler and Werner have not written a guidebook aiming to optimize breast feeding, changing nappies and feeding. It is a philosophy for mothers and fathers to shed light on the existential dimension of one simple sentence: a child is born.

This is a personal and profound, entertaining and enlightening book for people who, by having children, are themselves newly born.

"self-ironic, smart and thoughtful."



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