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Curtain up for book titles ready for promising translations! Our pitching sessions aim at connecting key partners of translation projects: Publishers in the region Asia-Pacific and in German speaking countries as well as translators. Just browse through book titles that have been pitched in one of our sessions – and find a match for your publishing program. We are happy to provide you with more details and to connect you.

Pitched Titles

Curtain up for book titles ready for promising translations! Our pitching sessions aim at connecting key partners of translation projects: Publishers in the region Asia-Pacific and in German speaking countries as well as translators. Just browse through book titles that have been pitched in one of our sessions – and find a match for your publishing program. We are happy to provide you with more details and to connect you.

Book cover

Die Erfindung der Roten Armee Fraktion durch einen manisch-depressiven Teenager im Sommer 1969

by : Frank Witzel

2015

Matthes & Seitz Berlin

Description

About the book

English title: The invention of the Red Army Faction by a manic-depressive teenager in the summer of 1969
ISBN: 978-3-95757-077-2
Publication date: 2015
817 pages
Hardcover
English sample translation available

Gudrun Ensslin an Indian squaw made of brown plastic and Andreas Baader a knight in shining black armour? The world of the child narrator of this rousing novel, which resurrects the cosmos of the old FRG, is no less real than the political events that kept those years in suspense and on which the 13-year-old makes his very own rhyme. In this large-scale fantastic literary reconstruction of the western part of Germany, Frank Witzel has succeeded in building a hall of mirrors of history in the mind of an adolescent. Memories of post-war Germany, premonitions of the German Autumn and reflections on the present day take him further and further away from his environment. The dense narrative fabric is an explosive mixture of stories and history, world explanation, reflection and fantasy: a detail-obsessed kaleidoscope of moods from a world that, like the GDR, became history in 1989.

"This is not a seasonal product. This is a novel with a long-term effect." - Helmut Böttiger, Süddeutsche Zeitung
"Hardly any novel in recent years has placed form and content in such a compelling relationship as Frank Witzel's opus magnum. A clever and ambiguous novel on the knife edge of a political rupture." - Nicole Henneberg, FAZ 

Awards
German Book Prize 2015

About the author
Frank Witzel, born 1955 in Wiesbaden is the author of numerous novels and essays. Besides his writing he works as an illustrator and a musician. For his novel The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969 he was awarded the German Book Prize 2015.  


For further information please feel free to contact: 

Dr. Andreas Rötzer
Göhrener Str. 7 | 10437 Berlin
T +49 (0)30 24356293
[email protected]

Website: www.matthes-seitz-berlin.de