Literature | Tuesday, February 15, 6:30pm EST | Virtual
Goethe Book Club – Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist (1931), by Erich Kästner
Going to the Dogs is set in Berlin after the crash of 1929 and before the Nazi takeover, years of rising unemployment and financial collapse. The moralist in question is Jakob Fabian, a 32-year-old with an excellent education but permanently condemned to a low-paid job without security in the short or the long run.
What’s to be done? Fabian and friends make the best of it—they go to work though they may be laid off at any time, and in the evenings they go to the cabarets and try to make it with girls on the make, all the while making a lot of sharp-sighted and sharp-witted observations about politics, life, and love, or what may be...
Sounding the Big Pond on WPFW 89.3 FM
WPFW 89.3 FM is airing an episode of THE BIG PONDER every Monday at 1:00 pm ET! Each week, you’ll listen to a German-American story with host Verena Hütter. Afterward, Verena will interview the producers of each episode and play some specially curated music. Don’t miss it!