The Capital

Originaltitel:Die Hauptstadt
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ISBN-13:
9780857058638
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
21.02.2019
Seiten:
417
Autor:
Robert Menasse
Gewicht:
453 g
Format:
213x134x35 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Menasse, RobertRobert Menasse was born in Vienna in 1954 and studied there before moving to Brazil, where he lived for six years as a professor of literature at the University of São Paulo. He is the author of several novels translated into English, including Wings of Stone and Reverse Thrust, and of a work of non-fiction, Enraged Citizens, European Peace and Democratic Deficits: Or Why the Democracy Given to Us Must Become One We Fight for (2016). In 2017 he was awarded the German Book Prize for Die Hauptstadt (The Capital).
THE PRIZE-WINNING SATIRICAL BESTSELLER FROM THE ACCLAIMED ROBERT MENASSE

MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

A "HOUSE OF CARDS" FOR THE EU

This is the tale of a continent, a city and its inhabitants as they navigate their way through the confusing tangle of 21st-century life. The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase.

"First-class satire" Guardian"

"A deliciously vicious and timely satire" Financial Times

"Mischievous yet profound" Economist

"Thoroughly entertaining" Spectator

"A romp" Politico

Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image.

The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising an appropriate celebration. When Fenia Xenopoulou's assistant comes up with a plan to put Auschwitz at the very centre of the jubilee, she is delighted. But she has neglected to take the other E.U. institutions into account.

Meanwhile the city is on the lookout for a runaway pig. And what about the farmers who take to the streets to protest against restrictions blocking the export of pigs to China?

See what the critics are saying about The Capital:

"Omniscient" New York Times

"An exceptional work" Kirkus Reviews

"Deliciously witty" Metro

"Elegant... brilliantly constructed" Die Zeit

"Robert Menasse is pioneering the genre of Eurolit" Financial Times

WINNER OF THE GERMAN BOOK PRIZE 2017
A "House of Cards" for the E.U. Commission - Winner of the German Book Prize

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