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Books and hats are things of the past

Bodo Kirchhoff’s Widerfahrnis won the Deutscher Buchpreis in 2016. It is story of loss and yearning, about love and journeys across continents, and it says a little about a life lived through books and publishing. After thirty years Reither has … Continue reading

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Brecht and Laotse’s gatekeeper

Bertolt Brecht was born on this day in 1898 and he had interesting relationships with publishers throughout his life. He didn’t write about them much but he did write an intriguing poem that might obliquely say something about the role … Continue reading

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