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· Winner of the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize: Ocean Vuong with ‘Night Sky with Exit Wounds’ · Peter Handke: Die Obstdiebin oder Einfache Fahrt ins Landesinnere · The Written World. The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization by Martin Puchner · The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul by William Sieghart · My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs. The Nobel Lecture by Kazuo Ishiguro · Bruno Fuligni: Mata Hari. Les vies insolentes de l’agent H 21 · Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis · Schubert’s Winter Journey. Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge · Gaël Octavia: La fin de Mame Baby · Earthly Signs. Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922 by Marina Tsvetaeva · Bullets into Bells. Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence · Jan Wagner: Der verschlossene Raum. Beiläufige Prosa

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Winner of the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize: Ocean Vuong with ‘Night Sky with Exit Wounds’

An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, ‘Night Sky with Exit Wounds’ is a book of poetry unlike any other.

Steeped in war and cultural upheaval and wielding a fresh new language, Vuong writes about the most profound subjects – love and loss, conflict, grief, memory and desire – and attends to them all with lines that feel newly-minted, graceful in their cadences, passionate and hungry in their tender, close attention: ‘…the chief of police/facedown in a pool of Coca-Cola./A palm-sized photo of his father soaking/beside his left ear.’

This is an unusual, important book: both gentle and visceral, vulnerable and assured, and its blend of humanity and power make it one of the best first collections of poetry to come out of America in years.

Ocean Vuong was born in a rice farm outside Saigon in 1988. At the age of two, after a year in a refugee camp, he and his family arrived in the US. He is the first in his immediate family to learn how to read proficiently, at the age of eleven. With Ben Lerner as his mentor at Brooklyn College, he wrote the poems that would become this first collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow and winner of a Pushcart Prize, he has received honours and awards from Poets House and the Academy of American Poets. Night Sky with Exit Wounds won the 2016 Whiting Award. Ocean Vuong lives in New York.

Ocean Vuong:
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
English
Publ. Jonathan Cape
Published 4th April 2017
96 Pages
129mm x 197mm x 9mm
ISBN10 1911214519
ISBN13 9781911214519
Paperback
€ 11,46

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Peter Handke: Die Obstdiebin oder Einfache Fahrt ins Landesinnere

Als das Letzte Epos hat Peter Handke seinen neuen Roman bezeichnet.

Mit der Niederschrift begann er am 1. August 2016: »Diese Geschichte hat begonnen seinerzeit an einem jener Mittsommertage, da man beim Barfußgehen im Gras wie eh und je zum ersten Mal im Jahr von einer Biene gestochen wird.« Dieser Stich wird, wie der Autor am 2. August festhält, zum »Zeichen«. »Ein gutes oder ein schlechtes? Weder als gutes noch als ein schlechtes, gar böses – einfach als ein Zeichen. Der Stich jetzt gab das Zeichen, aufzubrechen. Zeit, daß du dich auf den Weg machst. Reiß dich los von Garten und Gegend. Fort mit dir.

Die Stunde des Aufbruchs, sie ist gekommen.«Die Reise führt aus der Niemandsbucht, Umwegen folgend, sie suchend, in das Landesinnere, wo die Obstdiebin, »einfache Fahrt«, keine Rückfahrt, bleiben wird, oder auch nicht?. Am 30. November 2016, dem letzten Tag der Niederschrift des Epos, resumiert Peter Handke die ungeheuerlichen und bisher nie gekannten Gefahren auf ihrem Weg dorthin: »Was sie doch in den drei Tagen ihrer Fahrt ins Landesinnere alles erlebt hatte: seltsam. Oder auch nicht?

Nein, seltsam. Bleibend seltsam. Ewig seltsam.«

Peter Handke wird am 6. Dezember 1942 in Griffen (Kärnten) geboren. Die Familie mütterlicherseits gehört zur slowenischen Minderheit in Österreich; der Vater, ein Deutscher, war in Folge des Zweiten Weltkriegs nach Kärnten gekommen. Zwischen 1954 und 1959 besucht Handke das Gymnasium in Tanzenberg (Kärnten) und das dazugehörige Internat. Nach dem Abitur im Jahr 1961 studiert er in Graz Jura. Im März 1966, Peter Handke hat sein Studium vor der letzten und abschließenden Prüfung abgebrochen, erscheint sein erster Roman Die Hornissen. Im selben Jahr 1966 erfolgt die Inszenierung seines inzwischen legendären Theaterstücks Publikumsbeschimpfung in Frankfurt am Main in der Regie von Claus Peymann.

Seitdem hat er mehr als dreißig Erzählungen und Prosawerke verfaßt, erinnert sei an: Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (1970), Wunschloses Unglück (1972), Der kurze Brief zum langen Abschied (1972), Die linkshändige Frau (1976), Das Gewicht der Welt (1977), Langsame Heimkehr (1979), Die Lehre der Sainte-Victoire (1980), Der Chinese des Schmerzes (1983), Die Wiederholung (1986), Versuch über die Müdigkeit (1989), Versuch über die Jukebox (1990), Versuch über den geglückten Tag (1991), Mein Jahr in der Niemandsbucht (1994), Der Bildverlust (2002), Die Morawische Nacht (2008), Der Große Fall (2011), Versuch über den Stillen Ort (2012), Versuch über den Pilznarren (2013).

Auf die Publikumsbeschimpfung 1966 folgt 1968, ebenfalls in Frankfurt am Main uraufgeführt, Kaspar. Von hier spannt sich der Bogen weiter über Der Ritt über den Bodensee 1971), Die Unvernünftigen sterben aus (1974), Über die Dörfer (1981), Das Spiel vom Fragen oder Die Reise zum sonoren Land (1990), Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinander wußten (1992), über den Untertagblues (2004) und Bis daß der Tag euch scheidet (2009) über das dramatische Epos Immer noch Sturm (2011) bis zum Sommerdialog Die schönen Tage von Aranjuez (2012) zu Die Unschuldigen, ich und die Unbekannte am Rand der Landstraße (2016).

Darüber hinaus hat Peter Handke viele Prosawerke und Stücke von Schriftsteller-Kollegen ins Deutsche übertragen: Aus dem Griechischen Stücke von Aischylos, Sophokles und Euripides, aus dem Französischen Emmanuel Bove (unter anderem Meine Freunde), René Char und Francis Ponge, aus dem Amerikanischen Walker Percy.

Sein Werk wurde mit zahlreichen internationalen Preisen ausgezeichnet. Die Formenvielfalt, die Themenwechsel, die Verwendung unterschiedlichster Gattungen (auch als Lyriker, Essayist, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur ist Peter Handke aufgetreten) erklärte er selbst 2007 mit den Worten: »Ein Künstler ist nur dann ein exemplarischer Mensch, wenn man an seinen Werken erkennen kann, wie das Leben verläuft. Er muß durch drei, vier, zeitweise qualvolle Verwandlungen gehen.

Peter Handke
Die Obstdiebin oder Einfache Fahrt ins Landesinnere
EAN: 9783518427576
ISBN: 3518427571
Libri: 3844323
Suhrkamp Verlag AG
November 2017
559 Seiten
gebunden
34,00

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The Written World. The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization by Martin Puchner

The story of how literature shaped world history, in sixteen acts—from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter

In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today.

Puchner introduces us to numerous visionaries as he explores sixteen foundational texts selected from more than four thousand years of world literature and reveals how writing has inspired the rise and fall of empires and nations, the spark of philosophical and political ideas, and the birth of religious beliefs. Indeed, literature has touched the lives of generations and changed the course of history.

At the heart of this book are works, some long-lost and rediscovered, that have shaped civilization: the first written masterpiece, the Epic of Gilgamesh; Ezra’s Hebrew Bible, created as scripture; the teachings of Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and Jesus; and the first great novel in world literature, The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese woman known as Murasaki.

Visiting Baghdad, Puchner tells of Scheherazade and the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, and in the Americas we watch the astonishing survival of the Maya epic Popol Vuh. Cervantes, who invented the modern novel, battles pirates both real (when he is taken prisoner) and literary (when a fake sequel to Don Quixote is published).

We learn of Benjamin Franklin’s pioneering work as a media entrepreneur, watch Goethe discover world literature in Sicily, and follow the rise in influence of The Communist Manifesto.

We visit Troy, Pergamum, and China, and we speak with Nobel laureates Derek Walcott in the Caribbean and Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul, as well as the wordsmiths of the oral epic Sunjata in West Africa.

Throughout The Written World, Puchner’s delightful narrative also chronicles the inventions—writing technologies, the printing press, the book itself—that have shaped religion, politics, commerce, people, and history.

In a book that Elaine Scarry has praised as “unique and spellbinding,” Puchner shows how literature turned our planet into a written world.

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His prize-winning books range from philosophy to the arts, and his bestselling six-volume Norton Anthology of World Literature and HarvardX MOOC (massive open online course) have brought four thousand years of literature to students across the globe. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Written World
The Power of Stories to Shape
People, History, Civilization
By Martin Puchner
Hardcover
Oct.2017
448 Pages
$32.00
ISBN 9780812998931
Published by Random House

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The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul by William Sieghart

In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time.

This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.

– ‘The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well’ – Alain de Botton

William Sieghart
The Poetry Pharmacy
Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul
Published September 2017
Hardback
176 Pages
£12.99
Particular Books
Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846149542

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My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs. The Nobel Lecture by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans) at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 7, 2017, in an elegant, clothbound edition.

In their announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy recognized the emotional force of Kazuo Ishiguro’s fiction and his mastery at uncovering our illusory sense of connection with the world. In the eloquent and candid lecture he delivered upon accepting the award, Ishiguro reflects on the way he was shaped by his upbringing, and on the turning points in his career—“small scruffy moments . . . quiet, private sparks of revelation”—that made him the writer he is today.

With the same generous humanity that has graced his novels, Ishiguro here looks beyond himself, to the world that new generations of writers are taking on, and what it will mean—what it will demand of us—to make certain that literature remains not just alive, but essential.

An enduring work on writing and becoming a writer, by one of the most accomplished novelists of our generation.

My Twentieth Century Evening and
Other Small Breakthroughs
The Nobel Lecture
By Kazuo Ishiguro
Hardcover
Dec 12, 2017
64 Pages
$16.95
Published by Knopf
64 Pages
ISBN 9780525654957

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Bruno Fuligni: Mata Hari. Les vies insolentes de l’agent H 21

Peu de noms évoquent autant le mystère, la sensualité et l’intrigue que celui de Mata Hari. Son histoire est vraie, mais elle comporte tous les ingrédients d’un grand film d’aventure : ambition, argent, sexe, pouvoir et mort tragique…

Mère de famille, danseuse nue, espionne et femme fatale, Mata Hari a traversé plusieurs vies avant d’accéder au rang de personnage légendaire. Fusillée en 1917, elle a continué de vivre dans l’imaginaire collectif, devenant un mythe dont se sont emparés le cinéma et la publicité.

Première star mondiale, dont le nom sonne comme une marque, elle a inventé le strip-tease, créé un style vestimentaire et inauguré l’ère du renseignement technologique, puisque ce sont les interceptions de la tour Eiffel qui ont Iivré les secrets de l’«agent H 21». Une histoire folle d’une grande modernité.

À partir des archives de la Défense et d’une abondante documentation, Bruno Fuligni révèle la captivante histoire d’une vie faite d’amour, de mensonges et de subterfuges, la vie d’une femme dont le nom est devenu le symbole de l’espionnage au féminin.

Bruno Fuligni
Mata Hari. Les vies insolentes de l’agent H 21
Albums hors série, Gallimard Loisirs
Parution : 12-10-2017
192 pages, ill.,
sous couverture illustrée,
195 x 255 mm, cartonné
Genre : Albums illustrés Thème : histoire
Sous-thème : Temps présent (1914 – XXe s.)
ISBN : 9782742448012
Gencode : 9782742448012
Prix €35,00

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Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis

Now in paperback, this National Book Award-winning debut poetry collection is a meditation on the black female figure through time.

Robin Coste Lewis’s electrifying collection is a triptych that begins and ends with lyric poems meditating on the roles desire and race play in the construction of the self.

In the center of the collection is the title poem, “Voyage of the Sable Venus,” an amazing narrative made up entirely of titles of artworks from ancient times to the present–titles that feature or in some way comment on the black female figure in Western art.

Bracketed by Lewis’s own autobiographical poems, “Voyage” is a tender and shocking meditation on the fragmentary mysteries of stereotype, juxtaposing our names for things with what we actually see and know. A new understanding of biography and the self, this collection questions just where, historically, do ideas about the black female figure truly begin–five hundred years ago, five thousand, or even longer? And what role did art play in this ancient, often heinous story?

Here we meet a poet who adores her culture and the beauty to be found within it. Yet she is also a cultural critic alert to the nuances of race and desire–how they define us all, including her own sometimes painful history.

Lewis’s book is a thrilling aesthetic anthem to the complexity of race–a full embrace of its pleasure and horror, in equal parts.

Robin Coste Lewis, the winner of the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus, is the poet laureate of Los Angeles. She is writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California, as well as a Cave Canem fellow and a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. She received her BA from Hampshire College, her MFA in poetry from New York University, an MTS in Sanskrit and comparative religious literature from the Divinity School at Harvard University, and a PhD in poetry and visual studies from the University of Southern California. Lewis was born in Compton, California; her family is from New Orleans.

Voyage of the Sable Venus
and Other Poems
By Robin Coste Lewis
Paperback
$19.95
Published by Knopf
Nov. 2017
176 Page
ISBN 9781101911204

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Schubert’s Winter Journey. Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge

An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert’s Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece.

Completed in the last months of the young Schubert’s life, Winterreise has come to be considered the single greatest piece of music in the history of Lieder. Deceptively laconic—these twenty-four short poems set to music for voice and piano are performed uninterrupted in little more than an hour—it nonetheless has an emotional depth and power that no music of its kind has ever equaled.

A young man, rejected by his beloved, leaves the house where he has been living and walks out into snow and darkness. As he wanders away from the village and into the empty countryside, he experiences a cascade of emotions—loss, grief, anger, and acute loneliness, shot through with only fleeting moments of hope—until the landscape he inhabits becomes one of alienation and despair.

Originally intended to be sung to an intimate gathering, performances of Winterreise now pack the greatest concert halls around the world.

Drawing equally on his vast experience performing this work (he has sung it more than one hundred times), on his musical knowledge, and on his training as a scholar, Bostridge teases out the enigmas and subtle meanings of each of the twenty-four lyrics to explore for us the world

Schubert inhabited, his biography and psychological makeup, the historical and political pressures within which he became one of the world’s greatest composers, and the continuing resonances and affinities that our ears still detect today, making Schubert’s wanderer our mirror.

Ian Bostridge performs regularly throughout Europe, North America and the Far East to outstanding critical acclaim. He read Modern History at Oxford and received a D.Phil in 1990. He is the author of Witchcraft and Its Transformations c.1650-c.1750 and A Singer’s Notebook. He is Humanitas Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and a regular contributor to The Guardian and the TLS. He is married to the writer and critic Lucasta Miller. They live in London with their two children.

Schubert’s Winter Journey
Anatomy of an Obsession
By Ian Bostridge
Paperback
Published on Jan 02, 2018
Published by Vintage
528 Pages
$22.00
ISBN 9780525431800

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Gaël Octavia: La fin de Mame Baby

Le Quartier est une petite ville de banlieue où se croisent les destins de quatre femmes. Mariette, recluse dans son appartement, qui ressasse sa vie gâchée en buvant du vin rouge.

Aline, l’infirmière à domicile, qui la soigne et l’écoute. Suzanne, la petite Blanche, amante éplorée d’un caïd assassiné. Mame Baby, idole des femmes du Quartier, dont la mort est auréolée de mystère.

À travers la voix d’Aline, de retour dans le Quartier qu’elle a fui sept ans auparavant, les liens secrets qui unissent les quatre héroïnes se dessinent…

La fin de Mame Baby raconte avant tout, avec finesse, grâce et passion, l’art qu’ont les femmes de prendre soin les unes des autres, de se haïr et de s’aimer.

Gaël Octavia
La fin de Mame Baby
Collection Continents Noirs, Gallimard
Parution : 31-08-2017
176 pages
140 x 205 mm
Genre : Romans
Pays : Martinique
Époque : XXIe siècle
ISBN : 9782072737015
Gencode : 9782072737015
Prix € 16,00

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Earthly Signs. Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922 by Marina Tsvetaeva

A moving collection of autobiographical essays from a Russian poet and refugee of the Bolshevik Revolution.

Marina Tsvetaeva ranks with Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, and Boris Pasternak as one of Russia’s greatest twentieth-century poets. Her suicide at the age of forty-eight was the tragic culmination of a life buffeted by political upheaval.

The essays collected in this volume are based on diaries she kept during the turbulent years of the Revolution and Civil War.

In them she records conversations of women in the markets, soldiers and peasants on the train traveling from the Crimea to Moscow in October 1917, fighting in the streets of Moscow, a frantic scramble with co-workers to dig frozen potatoes out of a cellar, and poetry readings organized by a newly minted Soviet bohemia.

Alone in Moscow with two small children, no income, and a missing husband, Tsvetaeva struggled to feed her daughters (one of whom died of malnutrition in an orphanage), find employment in the Soviet bureaucracy, and keep writing poetry. Her keen and ruthless eye observes with compassion and humor—bringing the social, economic, and cultural chaos of the period to life. These autobiographical writings not only give a vivid eyewitness account of Russian history but provide vital insights into the workings of Tsvetaeva’s unique poetics.

Includes black and white photographs.

Earthly Signs
Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922
By Marina Tsvetaeva
Translated by Jamey Gambrell
Poetry
Paperback
Dec 05, 2017
288 Pages
Paperback
$17.95
Published by NYRB Classics
ISBN 9781681371627

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Bullets into Bells. Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

Bullets into Bells is a powerful call to end American gun violence from celebrated poets and those most impacted

Focused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together poems by dozens of our best-known poets, including Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Brenda Hillman, Natasha Threthewey, Robert Hass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Juan Felipe Herrera, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams; Senator Christopher Murphy; Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts; survivors of the Columbine, Sandy Hook, Charleston Emmanuel AME, and Virginia Tech shootings; and Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir, and Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis.

The result is a stunning collection of poems and prose that speaks directly to the heart and a persuasive and moving testament to the urgent need for gun control.

Bullets into Bells
Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence
Foreword by Gabrielle Giffords
Introduction by Colum McCann
Edited by Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader
Category: Poetry
Paperback
Dec 05, 2017
208 Pages
$15.00
Published by Beacon Press
ISBN 9780807025581

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Jan Wagner: Der verschlossene Raum. Beiläufige Prosa

Wüsste man nichts von Jan Wagners lyrischem Werk, man würde überhaupt nur noch Essays von ihm lesen wollen.

Ob er über Bibliotheken, Buchhandlungen, Lyrik oder Kunst schreibt, ob er literarische Postkarten aus Rom oder Los Angeles sendet oder die Epiphanie eines Rosmarins im schwäbischen Garten feiert – man glaubt diesem charmanten Geschichtenerzähler alles.

Es bleibt kaum Zeit, die rhetorische Fingerfertigkeit zu bewundern, mit der da zwischen souveräner Gelehrsamkeit unerwartet die nächste Anekdote aus dem Ärmel gezogen wird, und man kann nicht anders als staunen über die Trouvaillen, die Jan Wagner von seinen Entdeckungsreisen quer durch Epochen und Kontinente mitbringt.

Jan Wagner, 1971 in Hamburg geboren, lebt in Berlin. 2001 erschien sein erster Gedichtband Probebohrung im Himmel. Es folgten Guerickes Sperling (2004), Achtzehn Pasteten (2007), Australien (2010), Die Eulenhasser in den Hallenhäusern (2012) und zuletzt der Sammelband Selbstporträt mit Bienenschwarm (2016). Zudem ist er Mitherausgeber der Minnesang-Anthologie Unmögliche Liebe (Die Kunst des Minnesangs in neuen Übertragungen, 2017). Für seine Lyrik wurde Jan Wagner vielfach ausgezeichnet. Mit seinem Gedichtband Regentonnenvariationen (2014) gewann er 2015 den Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse, außerdem wurde er 2017 mit dem Georg-Büchner-Preis ausgezeichnet.

Jan Wagner:
Der verschlossene Raum.
Beiläufige Prosa
EAN: 9783446254756
ISBN: 3446254757
Libri: 2557154
Hanser Berlin
2017 – 268 Seiten
gebunden € 22,00

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