Monscribe of the month: april 2018

Monscribe of the month: April 2018

The top ten under the faithers together with a personal recommendation

Monscribe of the month: April 2018

Wolfram Eilenberger

Time of the wizards
The coarse decade of philosophy 1919 – 1929

The years 1919 to 1929 mark an epoch of unparalleled spiritual creativity, which were thought for the first time, without the life and thinking in our presence not the same product. The coarse philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger checked this epoch and love the German language one last time before the catastrophe of the Second World War to the language of the Spirit. The cometary rise Martin Heidegger and his love for Hannah Ahrendt. Walter Benjamin, whose Amour Fou on Capri with a Latvian anarchist makes him himself to the revolutionary. Wittgenstein While he is worshiped in Cambridge as God of Philosophy, in the Oberosterreich province perfectly impoverished primary school teacher. And finally serious Cassirer, who experiences the years before his emigration in the bourgeo neighborhoods of Hamburg’s own body the ascending anti-Semitism. In the life paths and revolutionaries of these four exception philosophers, Wolfram Eilenberger sees the origin of our current world. Klett – Cotta Verlag, 431 pages, € 25,00

Monscribe of the month: April 2018

Navid Kermani
Along the ditch
A journey through the Eastern Europe to Isfahan

An still foreign area, which is abraded by wars and catastrophes, begins south of Germany and extends over Russia to the Orient. Navid Kermani has traveled along the trench, which opposite in Europe again: from his hometown Koln to the east to the Balticum and from there on the Caucasus to Isfahan, the home of his parents. With unauthorized gift for talking details he does not pay in his travel journal of forgotten regions, in which history is made today. C. H. Beck Verlag, 442 pages, € 24.95

Nina Verheyen
The invention of the performance

Our company is a service company. But what do we mean when we from "power" speak? How was a supposedly objective, individual coarse and how have social relationships and feelings changed? Why are people defining their performance – or what they and others hold it? Nina Verheeyen describes how the understanding of performance has changed and will be paid the story of an idea that pronds our lives. She plads for a historically informed and at the same time new, social definition of performance, with which we are trying to argue against optimization force, market mechanisms and social inequality. Publisher Hanser Berlin, 256 pages, € 23,00

Helmut Lethen
The state rate
Elite in the Third Reich: Balance Gas, Furtwangler, Sauerbruch, Schmitt

The rank of these four men is undisputed until today – and yet they were part of the cultural elite in the Third Reich, excellent with the honorary title of the "Preberian State Council": Carl Schmitt, the brilliant lawyer and state lawyer who helped the Nazis to systematically omit the emergence; The rough conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwangler, who is looking forward to the immunitat of a "pure" Music called; Gustaf Burgent, the iridescent artist who has been lost without the Hermann Gorings Protection; Finally, the famous surgeon Ferdinand Sauerbruch, who was considered inviolable, during his house also the attacks of the 20. July met. How could this manner, outstanding representatives of the castle formed in Germany, with the National Socialism? Verlag Rowohlt Berlin, 352 pages, € 24,00

Monscribe of the month: April 2018

Erich Auerbach
The scar of Odysse
Horizons of the world literature

How few intellectuals in the century of the extreme was the German Jude Erich Auerbach associated with the world and their literature. His gathered essays and letters from the years 1922 to 1952 show him as a clever human friend and profound Europe, the Homer, the Bible, Dante and Montaigne as a literary interpretation pattern as trusted as Proust, Joyce and Virginia Woolf. The friend Walter Benjamins in Germany in 1936, taught for a decade in the Istanbul Exile and found after the war high recognition as a philologist at the American Eastern Custage. Published and with an introduction of Matthias Bormuth. Berenberg Publisher, 176 pages, € 22,00

Erich Kaestner
The blue book
Secret war diary 1941 – 1956. Edited by Sven Hanuschek, Ulrich von Bulow and Silke Becker

From 1941 to the end of the war Erich Kastner wrote up what happened at the front and in Berlin, recorded army reports and mass extractions as well as the pub jokes over Goebbels and Hitler, who were soon made only behind hatched hand. He documents his everyday life and bombing tangled everyday life until unconditional capitulation in May 1945 and reported what was going on in the months later. In addition to Kastner’s war diary, the current edition also includes its collected notes for a novel over that "Third rich", An extensive preface and numerous newspaper articles that Erich Kastner kept in the blue book. Transfer from the Gabelsberg’s summitigation of Herbert Tauer. Atrium Verlag, 405 pages, € 32.00

Cyprian Broodbank
The birth of the Mediterranean world
From the beginning to the classic age

Since the leaving time of man, the Mediterranean has sustainably projected the world of our ancestors. Broodbank designs a historic panorama of this sea – from the days of the first encounter of hominids with the new habitat 1.5 million years ago until the beginning of classical antiquity. He leads us to the cousins of the Mediterranean and let the adjacent cultural rooms ever become alive past past epochs. Together with him we circle the Mediterranean and get to know the companies inflicted since the days of the Jager and collectors. We accompany the first people who already ventured into the lake, visit fisherman, farmers and craftsmers in their villages and get to know the power centers of the old world, their rulers and elites of raw materials and other treasures "overseas" coveted. We recognize the increasingly closer network of high cultures, which gradually spreads the sea in the middle, and see merchant ships and war fleets, which hope for the Mediterranean from the Strain from Gibraltar to Tyros and Etruria to Alexandria to its unbelievable Wealth. From the English of Klaus Binder and Bernd LeineWeber. C. H. Beck Verlag, 952 pages, € 44,00

Monscribe of the month: April 2018

Bernd Roeck
The morning of the world
History of the Renaissance

The Renaissance was a revolution that first changed Europe and then the whole world for ever. Bernd Roeck explains in the horizon of global history, why it could come in Europe to this unique compaction of world-moving ideas, spectacular discoveries and historical circumvents. In order to expose the roots of the Renaissance, Bernd Roeck looks far into the Middle Ages and the antiquity back – and far beyond the borders of Europe. He will leave the epoch in front of the reader’s eyes: The rough art that emerged in Italy, and the ideas of the humanists as well as the religious wars and the start of the submission of foreign species. Finally, he shows that the Renaissance with its innovations not only created longing sectors of the beauty and spirit, but also the foundations for our modern world. C.H. Beck Verlag, 1304 pages, € 44,00

Stephen Greenblatt
The story of Adam and Eva
The most powerful myth of humanity

Why the story of Adam and Eva fascinates us today? Our ideas of paradise, shame and sundes, our ideas of good and Bose and our women’s picture – how much were they represented by this original payment? Stephen Greenblatt is dedicated to the most powerful of all humanity myths that influenced our dinner culture like no second payment. In many stories, he describes not only the heritage of Adam and Eva in Christian culture since Augustine and Durer. He also shows us that this myth is experiencing an existential question, which can not answer modern science – which it is called to be a human being. From the English of Klaus Binder. Settler Verlag, 448 pages, € 28,00

Niklas Luhmann
System theory of society

"Topic: Theory of society; Running time: 30 years; Costs: None" – This is the famous answer that Niklas Luhmann was on the question of his research project at the end of the 1960s. The schedule was complied with: 1997 the company of the company, Luhmann’s Opus Magnum and Kernstuck appeared this project. So significantly this work, so remarkable its history. For as the scientific estate of sociologist shows, Luhmann has written several largely printing and content-related catches of his shareholy over the decades. In 1975 he brought the first of these to catch on almost thousand typo pipes pages. Without question, she is the sociologically richest version of a comprehensive theory of society that has emerged from Luhmann’s unique research project, and is now under the title "System theory of society" first published. Edited by Johannes F.K. Schmidt and Andre Kieserling, under cooperation of Christoph Gesigora. Suhrkamp Verlag, 1132 pages, € 49.95

Special recommendation of the month of April by Prof. Dr. Barbara Vink:

Eugen Gomringer
Poems and essays

65 years ago Eugen Gomringers seemed poem "Avenidas" in the magazine "spiral". It was a first example of that "Constellations", which as a result should form a substantial basic form of confece poetry. At a unexposed way, this poem has taken care of in the youngest past for pollutant and recovered a controversial news – reason enough to recreate the poetic work of the greater of concrete poetry. Eugen Gomringer has gathered a number of significant poems, commenting on them themselves and given them essays of well-known author’s colleagues. He stops on the development­of a literary movement, whose minimalist reductionism was first believed as a trivial bauble, whose creative potential has proven to be in a worldwide reception and dissemination. At the center of the present volume, sixteen texts, which also struggle as struggle in mind that not only content, but also strictly formal compaction can produce poetic effects. Nimbus Verlag, 212 pages, € 29.80

The jury: Tobias Becker, the mirror; Kirstin Breitenfellner, Falter (Vienna); Peter Ehmer, WDR 5; Dr. Eike Gebhardt; Daniel Haupler, Berlin; Prof. Jochen Horisch, University Mannheim; Gunter Kadlstorfer, Vienna; Dr. Otto Kallscheuer; Petra Kammann, Feuilletonfrankfurt; Elisabeth Kidenene; Jorg-Dieter Kogel; Prof. Dr. Ludger Lutkeh; Prof. Dr. Herfried Muncler, Humboldt Universitat to Berlin; Marc Reichwein, the world; Thomas Ribi, new Zurcher newspaper; Wolfgang Ritschl, ORF Vienna; Florian Rotzer, Telepolis; Dr. Frank Schubert, spectrum of science; Norbert Seitz; Dr. Andreas Wang; Michael Reessstein, Swiss Month; Prof. Dr. Harro Zimmermann; Stefan doubt, Switzerland

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