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Book tips in the field of non-fiction: five recommendations for the month of April 2023

2023-03-29T14:31:06.420Z


Even if the book market is led by fiction and children's and youth books, non-fiction holds its place in third place. These are the five recommendations for April 2023.


Even if the book market is led by fiction and children's and youth books, non-fiction holds its place in third place.

These are the five recommendations for April 2023.

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With around eleven percent turnover in the book market as a whole, non-fiction has been able to hold its own in third place for years.

According to the German Book Trade Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels), fiction with around 30 percent and children's and young people's books with almost 19 percent lead sales in the product groups.

Here we present five non-fiction book recommendations for April 2023.

Valentin Groebner: Pick it up.

Throw away.

Dealing with beautiful things

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"Lift.

Throw away.

Dealing with beautiful things" leads the non-fiction best list in April 2023.

© Arnulf Hettrich/Imago/Konstanz University Press (montage)

We all know that one drawer in the home: this is where the small objects that have no place but are still important are collected.

We can't throw them away.

Even after reading Marie Kondo books, we don't really succeed.

And then there are the memorabilia we brought back from a holiday.

What happens to these?

Valentin Groebner takes the reader on a journey and tells stories about lucky charms and souvenirs.

It is also a book about beautiful everyday things and the guilty conscience of having to reduce the objects.

What is the appeal of the objects we surround ourselves with?

What happens to them after we take possession of them?

And how does the relationship between things and their viewers change over time?

Cover text / Konstanz University Press

Valentin Groebner: “Pick it up.

Throw away.

Of dealing with beautiful things"

2023 Konstanz University Press, ISBN-13 978-3-8353-9157-4

Price: hardcover €20, e-book €19.99, 171 pages (deviating from the format)

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Janina Ramirez: Femina.

A new history of the Middle Ages from a woman's point of view"

In Femina, Janina Ramirez gives women back their place in history.

It's a book that stirs up a lot of medieval dust and is very passionate, provocative and brilliant.

An important book at this time.

They fought Vikings, poisoned their enemies and were spies - the forgotten women of the European Middle Ages didn't just take care of house and yard.

Yet it is precisely this image of a patriarchal society oppressing women that shapes our vision of the Middle Ages.

It was men who wrote this story and banished the women of the Middle Ages from our collective memory.

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Janina Ramirez: Femina.

A new history of the Middle Ages from a woman's point of view"

Translated by Karin Schuler

2023 publishing house, ISBN-13 978-3-351-04181-6

Price: hardcover €28, e-book €19.99, 522 pages (deviating from the format)

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Michael Thumann: "Revenge.

How Putin created the most menacing regime in the world”

Michael Thumann has been writing about Eastern Europe for

Die Zeit

for 25 years .

With “Revanche” he is now presenting a book that shows Russia's fall and the transition to a totalitarian dictatorship.

A very personal book in which Thumann grippingly describes how what is actually the largest country in Europe says goodbye to Europe and pulls the Iron Curtain across the continent.

The motive of the dictator and his followers: to take revenge for the democratic opening after 1991 and the supposed humiliation by the West.

Putin's rule is becoming more radical.

It is the most threatening regime in the world.

Cover text / CH Beck

Michael Thumann: Revenge "How Putin created the most threatening regime in the world"

2023 CH Beck, ISBN-13 978-3-406-79935-8

Price: hardcover €25, e-book €18.99, 288 pages (deviating from the format)

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Hanjo Kesting: "Thomas Mann.

splendor and torment"

This book by Hanjo Kesting is just the right thing for all readers who want to deal with Thomas Mann.

Whether as an introduction or to deepen the subject, Thomas Mann was already considered “the last poet prince in the successor of Goethe” during his lifetime.

Deeply rooted in German culture, a man full of sensitivity and abysses.

Hanjo Kesting has been dealing with Thomas Mann for years, which is positively reflected in the book.

He fearlessly exposed himself to the catastrophes of his time, even if it was a long way from the "power-protected inwardness" of the Kaiserreich, which he glorified, to the fight against Hitler and National Socialist Germany, which he tirelessly led.

In almost six decades his huge literary work grew, unique in scope and intellectual breadth.

Cover text / CH Beck

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Hanjo Kesting: "Thomas Mann.

splendor and torment"

2023 Wallstein Verlag, ISBN-13 978-3-8353-5413-5

Price: hardcover €28, e-book €21.99, 400 pages (deviating from the format)

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Stephan Oswald: "In the shadow of the father.

August von Goethe"

With "In the Shadow of the Father" Stephan Oswald presents a sensitive and vividly written biography of August von Goethe.

August Goethe, we learn, also made his own literary attempts.

The surviving fragments are published in this book for the first time ever.

What was life like on the Frauenplan in Weimar?

What kind of person was August von Goethe?

With Oswald's biography one is closer to the Privy Councillor.

What do we know about August von Goethe?

It is known that he had an alcohol problem and is said to have led to his early death...

Cover text / CH Beck

Stephan Oswald: "In the shadow of the father.

August von Goethe"

2023 CH Beck, ISBN-13 978-3-406-79139-0

Price: hardcover €32, e-book €24.99, 424 pages (deviating from the format)

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The information relates to the best list

determined by

WDR 5, ORF-Radio, NZZ

and

Die Welt .

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List of rubrics: © Arnulf Hettrich/Imago/Konstanz University Press (montage)

Source: merkur

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