The German Soul

Original Title: Die deutsche Seele

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 560 pages, 17.0 x 24.0 cm, 6.7 x 9.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0451-4
€ 39.00 [D] | € 40.10 [A] | CHF 51.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: November 7, 2011
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Rights sold to: China (Social Sciences Acad. Press), Taiwan (Rye Field)

Thea  Dorn, Richard  Wagner - The German Soul


A sensuous, richly illustrated cultural history of the German soul

There has never been a book like this one. Two authors who could hardly be more different affectionately and critically, knowledgeably and without fear of contact examine what the German soul really is.

They run the German soul to ground in words as different as "Abendbrot", meaning a light evening meal, and "Wanderlust" (the joy of hiking); "Männerchor" (male choir) and "Fahrvergnügen" (driving pleasure); "Abgrund" (abyss) and "Zerrissenheit" (conflict). The result is a profound and many-faceted cultural history of the German people in 60 chapters.

“A splendid page-turner.”

Frankfurter Neue Presse


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