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Erich Kästner: 'Going to the Dogs'
German Literature No current Talk conversations about this book. It is about the quiet desperation of a decent man in this crazy world.
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Erich Kaestner!!! Swissmama Apr 8, A dark, satirical account of a young man trying to make sense of the absurd, morally vacuous world of Berlin in the late s. This a somewhat bleak view of Germany in the late 's and early 's. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist.
Going to the dogs : the story of a moralist. Fabian: Die Geschichte eines Moralisten. Der Gang vor die Hunde : Roman. Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language. Der Gang vor die Hunde. Jakob Fabian. Cornelia Battenberg. Stephan Labude. Berlin, Germany. Der kleine Junge schwamm heulend ans Ufer. Fabian ertrank. Er konnte leider nicht schwimmen.
Salamander New York Review Books Classics. References to this work on external resources. These types usually arise in youth and fortune, squander both, and go belly-up when middle-age or financial realities reassert themselves. Weimar Republic hipsters have recently become my favorite variant after reading Going to the Dogs —their nihilism most justified between Crash and Krieg. In other, cheaper words: for being a hipster himself, a poet with the rent surreptitiously paid.
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Fabian and friends are young Werthers of a budding corporate capitalism, where they trade couplets at their copywriting jobs and read Descartes and Schopenhauer in boarding houses. Why should I get on? So why read a novel translated from the German and originally published in ? The war had turned the city from sophisticated and refined to gaudy and garish, the era of Cabaret. He depicts life in Berlin through the story of Jacob Fabian who moves in a world not unlike our own. Fabian is overeducated and underemployed, sexually liberal and bemoaning the advance of technology that is making jobs disappear.
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