Man kann vom Dichten leben erst, wenn man längst krepiert ist. (Gustav Meyrink)

»New Books in German« features »Die Welt ist im Kopf«

New Books in Ger­man* selec­ts »Die Welt ist im Kopf« as one of the fea­tured works of fic­tion in their Spring 2010 issue:

»This won­der­ful­ly sen­si­ti­ve and lively novel cen­tres on the phi­lo­so­pher Arthur Schopenhauer’s first jour­ney to Ita­ly in 1819 at the age of thir­ty one, having just com­ple­ted his magnum opus The World as Will and Rep­re­sen­ta­ti­on. Both respec­t­ful and play­ful at the same time, Poschen­rie­der makes the most of the exhilara­ting detail of the cele­bra­ted thinker’s life.

The author’s admi­ra­ti­on for the phi­lo­so­pher shi­nes through on every page, and the novel will be unri­val­led in ope­ning the fasci­na­ting world of Schopenhauer’s thought to a gene­ral audi­ence, just as Dani­el Kehl­mann did for Hum­boldt in Mea­su­ring the World.«

 
* New Books in Ger­man is a twice year­ly jour­nal aimed at busy edi­tors in the UK, the USA, and increa­singly tho­se in other coun­tries, who would like to publish more trans­la­ti­ons but would also appre­cia­te inde­pen­dent help in fin­ding the right tit­les from among the thousands published each year in the Ger­man lan­guage: the Spring Issue is published in time for the Lon­don Book Fair, while the Autumn issue appears at the time of the Frank­furt Book Fair.


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