I believe that the topic of identity is closely related to our daily lives. The author of this book, Nora Krug, is also searching for her identity. She was born a few decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War casts a huge shadow over her.
In this book, ten children from different countries tell how they experienced the National Socialist era and World War II. The stories are accompanied by illustrations, photos, and factual texts that explain the historical background in a gentle way.
After 3 years of long wait, the Leipzig Book Fair finally returns this year, and so is the live ceremony of the much-anticipated Leipzig Book Fair’s Prize. This year’s prize for fiction goes to Dinçer Güçyeter’s debut novel “Unser Deutschlandmärchen” (Fairytales of Our Germany).
Happiness in Lübeck is as heavenly as the city's famous marzipan. Whether it's a night in a beach chair, the shortest cruise in the world, or a tasting in the candy manufactory - life can be so enjoyable between the Trave and the Baltic Sea.
February is the month for lovers. However, having a lover or not, a good read is always a good read. How about reading an intense story full of love and grief to spice your soul in an otherwise over-sweet month up?
The plain truth behind China’s tea culture: China keeps the best varieties for itself! Only little is known in this country about the Chinese tea growing areas and the variety of flavors of the countless tea varieties.
Sometimes all you need to be happy is simple. Says, a sofa, a blanket, a cup of chocolate milk, and a well-written and beautifully drawn picture book. This Christmas, find yourself a cozy spot at home, read a good book to comfort your soul!
This year’s Kino German Film Festival opens with “The Royal Game”, a film adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s same titled novel. “The Last Days of Stefan Zweig”, a graphic novel created by Laurent Seksik and Guillaume Sorel, offers a glimpse at the last flight of Stefan Zweig.
With “Work-Life-Banalce”, Aisha Franz delivers a brilliant journey into the current work reality of young adults – told in her usual absurd manner and exaggerated, but at the same time sharply observed.
Simone de Beauvior, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Ayn Rand. With great narrative skill, Wolfram Eilenberger deschribes in his latest book the dramatic lives of the most influential female philosophers of the 20th century. In the midst of the turmoil of the Second World War, they laid the foundation for a truly free, emancipated society as fugitives and resistance fighters, ostracized and enlightened women.
ALDI - these four letters have had a major impact on the consumer behavior and food culture of Germans, both positively and negatively. The rise of the brothers Karl and Theo therefore also tells the story of a country.
If "A Christmas Carol" makes us more generous and kind to others, "Der kleine König Dezember" makes us treat ourselves better. It is a hug and a pat on the shoulder for everyone who may sometimes feel dispirited and disoriented in this world.
Arno Geiger, a German Book Prize winner, wrote about the journey to deal with his father’s Alzheimer’s in 2011. The book has become Arno’s bestselling book and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
As KINO/21 German Film Festival is coming back in full scale this October, we highly recommend this ABC book to those who want to know more about the "Berlin School", Germany's most significant film school.
With Hong Kong comic artist Li Chi Tak’s latest retake of Kafka’s 10 stories into his new comic book named KAFKA, the Goethe-Library has picked David Zane Mairowitz & Robert Crumb’s previous Graphic Novel on Kafka as the highlight of the month.
Do you remember your first eye test? The excitement when you got your first prescription glasses? Or can you still remember the silly but immensely fun childhood games you had with your friends? How about the fights you had with your siblings?
It’s Sunday and Time has come for a visit. Lara and the Time are good friends. But Lara’s family seems to have something against it. They talk about passing Time or even killing it. Time decides to leave. But nobody can help Lara as no one seems to have time for the Time. Will she trace its path and find it again?
After reading up on nearly all New Year’s forecasts by famous Fengshui masters in Hong Kong, the Goethe-Library team has compiled an ultimate Chinese horoscope 2021 guide for everyone. Read the right books, do the right things, and “pursue good fortune and avoid disaster”!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without...the Nutcracker! Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann created a classic in 1816 with his Fantasy about the Nutcracker and Mouse King. After more than 200 years it is still as popular as ever!
“The Summer of Her Life” is the first collaboration between the comic artist Barbara Yelin and the novelist Thomas von Steinaecker. In a poetic, touching and profound way, it touches upon the topics that we seldom dare to touch on: What is it like to spend your twilight years in a home? How do you know whether you’ve made the right choices? And what does it mean, in the end, to be happy?
Onleihe is not just about books. You can also enjoy music with it! In this month we have asked one of our colleagues, who is a master student studying music, to select her favourite "Top 10 albums" from Onleihe!