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Kästner, Erich 1899-1974

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Emil and the detectives, a story for children by Erich Kästner( Book )

353 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his way to Berlin to visit his grandmother Emil fell asleep and had his money stolen by the man who shared his compartment. Altho he came from the country Emil was not stupid, and he was determined to get that money back. He followed the man, met the boy with the auto horn, who summoned his friends, and among them all they caught a very clever thief
Lisa and Lottie by Erich Kästner( Book )

214 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luise has ringlets. Lottie has braids. Apart from that they look exactly the same. But they are sure that they have never set eyes on each other in their lives. When the two girls meet at a summer camp and discover the secret behind their similarity, they decide to switch places. Everyone is fooled (apart from the dog) and, despite a few mistakes and misadventures, everything goes to plan for Luise as Lottie and Lottie as Luise - until their father meets a young, beautiful woman and things start to unravel... Funny, moving, affectionate and improbable, The Parent Trap has twice been adapte
Drei Männer im Schnee by Erich Kästner( Book )

162 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für diese DaF-Lektüre wurde Kästners um 1934 entstandener Roman um fast 1/3 eingedampft. Dass ein Gutteil des feinen, spöttischen Humors dabei erhalten bleibt, ist neben der Leistung des Bearbeiters sicher auch Kästners klarer Sprache zu verdanken, die unter der Vereinfachung weniger leidet als dies beispielsweise bei Goethes "Werther" (DaF-Ausgabe in ID-A 42/13) oder Büchners "Woyzeck" (DaF-Ausgabe in ID-G 4/14) der Fall war. Zudem ist die muntere Verwechslungsgeschichte auch nach über einem Dreivierteljahrhundert noch amüsant und das zentrale Motiv der gesellschaftlichen Vorurteile, nach denen Schein mehr ist als Sein, dürfte auch vielen DaF-Lernenden bekannt vorkommen. Da interessante DaF-Erwachsenenlektüren weiterhin rar sind und kleine Archaismen wie "postlagernd" oder "telegrafieren" selbstverständlich knackt ("Skijoppe" allerdings nicht), sei dieser Band warm empfohlen. (1)
The little man by Erich Kästner( Book )

64 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxie Pichelsteiner is slightly less than two inches tall. His parents have died, he is the ward of Professor Hokus von Pokus, the world-famous conjurer, and he wants more than anything to be a circus performer
The flying classroom by Erich Kästner( Book )

182 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story covers a few days left for the students of Johann-Sigismund Gymnasium before Christmas. The main characters -- students from the Tertia (Year 8) -- are rehearsing a Christmas play called "The Flying Classroom" when their attention is distracted by a brawl against the students of the local Realschule. It escalates to a "war", taken very seriously by both sides. The boys then find out that the man who lives in a surplus second class non-smoking car lying in a Schrebergarten is actually the long-lost best friend of their much-beloved teacher, Justus. They then try to reunite the long-separated friends, while coping with their own individual problems
Die verschwundene Miniatur oder auch, Die Abenteuer eines empfindsamen Fleischermeisters by Erich Kästner( Book )

93 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een slager uit een Berlijn raakt tijdens zijn vakantie in Denemarken betrokken in allerlei avonturen rond de diefstal van een kostbaar miniatuur
A Salzburg comedy by Erich Kästner( Book )

94 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story for adults, the book itself is presented in the form of Georg's diary, entitled "Das Salzburger Tagebuch des Georg Rentmeister, oder, Der kleine Grenzverkehr". It develops into a comedy based on the confusion of identities among the characters as Georg falls in love with an Austrian girl who turns out to be not the person he thought she was
Fabian; die Geschichte eines Moralisten by Erich Kästner( Book )

98 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die satirische Geschichte eines jungen Mannes aus dem Berlin der 30er Jahre, eines "Moralisten", der auf den Sieg der Anständigkeit hofft wie eine Ungläubiger auf ein Wunder
Pünktchen und Anton by Erich Kästner( Book )

146 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Emil and the Detectives strikes again ... Gadzooks!' said Dot ... 'The things that boy can do!' Dot loves play-acting, dressing up her pet dachshund Piefke and making up words like 'splentastic'. Her best friend is Anton, who lives in a little apartment and looks after his mother. They share a secret - every night, when their parents think they are asleep, they sell matches and shoelaces on the streets of Berlin with Dot's grumpy governess. But why? The answers involve a villain called 'Robert the Devil', a club-wielding maid, a wobbly tooth, a pair of silver shoes and a poli
Als ich ein kleiner Junge war by Erich Kästner( Book )

81 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kästner (1899 geboren) berichtet von der Zeit bis zum Ausbruch des 1. Weltkriegs, von den Grosseltern und Onkeln, den Eltern, von Arbeitsleben und Schule in spätwilhelminischer Zeit und von seinem geliebten Dresden
The little man and the big thief by Erich Kästner( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The further adventures of Maxie Pichelsteiner, the two-inch-tall man, begin when he is hired to star in a movie about his own life. Sequel to The Little Man
Gesammelte Schriften für Erwachsene by Erich Kästner( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Konferenz der Tiere by Erich Kästner( Book )

81 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwar conferences are achieving nothing. The animals, concerned about suffering children, think they can do better than the human politicians. This book also contains poems and selected prose, much of it satirical commentary on post-World War II German society
Bei Durchsicht meiner Bücher-- : eine Auswahl aus vier Versbänden by Erich Kästner( Book )

73 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der tägliche Kram : Chansons und Prosa, 1945-1948 by Erich Kästner( Book )

57 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kästner für Erwachsene by Erich Kästner( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )

27 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of improbably-embellished stories featuring the adventurer Baron Munchhausen. The Baron variously rides a cannonball during a war, becomes a favorite of the Tsarina at the court of St. Petersburg, duels with a jealous Potemkin, meets Casanova, receives the gift of eternal life from the diabolical Cagliostro, and even makes his way to the moon. A filmic fairy tale intended for audiences of every age
Herz auf Taille by Erich Kästner( Book )

45 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emil and the three twins : another book about Emil and the detectives by Erich Kästner( Book )

22 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Professor has inherited a house at the seaside, and he invites Emil and the detectives to stay for the summer holidays
Fabian : the story of a moralist by Erich Kästner( Book )

13 editions published between 1932 and 1993 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, "aged thirty-two, profession variable, at present advertising copywriter ... weak heart, brown hair," a young man 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. Not that it makes a difference. Workers keep losing work to new technologies while businessmen keep busy making money, and everyone who can goes out to dance clubs and sex clubs or engages in marathon bicycle events, since so long as there's hope of running into the right person or (even) doing the right thing, well'why stop' Going to the Dogs, in the words of introducer Rodney Livingstone, "brilliantly renders with tangible immediacy the last frenetic years [in Germany] before 1933." It is a book for our time too
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Emil and the detectives, a story for children
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controlled identityBürger, Berthold, 1899-1974

controlled identityNeuner, Robert, 1899-1974

Ai li xi Kai si te na 1899-1974

Ailixi-Kaisitena 1899-1974

Bürger, Berthold

Bürger, Berthold 1899-1974

Emil Erich Kästner

Erich Kästner deutscher Schriftsteller

Erich Kästner düütsken Skrieuwer

Erich Kästner écrivain allemand

Erich Kästner German children's writer

Erich Kästner német író

Erich Kästner nemški pisatelj in pesnik

Erich Kästner niemiecki pisarz młodzieżowy, satyryk, krytyk teatralny

Erich Kästner schrijver

Erich Kästner scrittore, sceneggiatore e poeta tedesco

Erich Kästner tysk poet och författare

Erich Kästner tysk poet og skribent

Ericus Kästner

Ērihs Kestners

Erix Kastner

Flint, Peter 1899-1974

Foerster, Eberhard 1899-1974

Gaisina, .. 1899-1974

K¨astner, Erich 1899-1974

Kaestner, E. 1899-1974

Kaestner, E. (Erich), 1899-1974

Kaestner, Erich

Käestner, Erich 1899-1974

Kaisitena, Ai 1899-1974

Kaisitena, Ailixi 1899-1974

Kaisitena, Yelixi 1899-1974

Kaistner, Erich 1899-1974

Käsner, Erich 1899-1974

Kāṣṭanāra, Erikha 1899-1974

Kāśtanara, Eriśa 1899-1974

Kāsṭnar, Erih 1899-1974

Kāstnar, Erik 1899-1974

Kasṭnar, Erikh 1899-1974

Kastnar, Irīk 1899-1974

Kästner, E. 1899-1974

Kästner, Emil Erich 1899-1974

Kästner, Erich

Kastner, Erich 1899-1974

Kastner, Erich (Dresde 1899 - ? 1974)

Kästner, Erich Emil 1899-1974

Kästner, Ericus 1899-1974

Kasṭner, Erik 1899-1974

Kästner, Eryk.

Kestner, Èrich.

Kestner, Ėrich 1899-1974

Kestner, Erih

Ḳestner, Erih 1899-1974

Ḳesṭner, Erikh 1899-1974

Kestner, Eriš.

Kestneris, E. 1899-1974

Kestneris, Erichas 1899-1974

Kestners, Erichs, 1899-1974

Kestners, Ērihs 1899-1974

Kestners, Eriks, 1899-1974

Kesutonā, .. 1899-1974

Kesutonā, E. 1899-1974

Kesutonā, Ērihi 1899-1974

K'esŭt'ŭnŏ, Erihi 1899-1974

Kistnir, Irīš 1899-1974

Kīstnir, Iyrīǎ, 1899-1974

Kurtz-Kästner, .. 1899-1974

Kurtz, Melchior.

Kurtz, Melchior 1899-1974

Neuner, Robert.

Neuner, Robert 1899-1974

Qesṭner, Erîḵ 1899-1974

Ye li xi Kai si te na 1899-1974

Yelixi-Kaisitena 1899-1974

Έριχ Κέστνερ

Ерих Кестнер

Еріх Кестнер

Кестнер Э. 1899-1974

Кестнер, Э. (Эрих), 1899-1974

Кестнер, Эрих, 1899-1974

Кестнер, Эрих немецкий детский писатель

Костнер Э. 1899-1974

אריך קסטנר

קסטנר, אריך

קסטנר, אריך 1899־1974

קסטנר, אריך 1974־1899

קעסטנער, אריך, 1899-1974

קעסטנער, עריך 1974־1899

إريش كستنر

اریش کستنر نویسنده و شاعر آلمانی

إيريش كستنر، 1899-1974

كاستنر، إريك، 1899-1974

كيستنر، إيريش، 1899-1974

เอริช เคสท์เนอร์

에리히 케스트너

캐스트너, E. 1899-1974

캐스트너, 에리히 1899-1974

캐스트너, 에릿히 1899-1974

케스트너, 에리히 1899-1974

케스트너, 에릿히 1899-1974


エーリヒ.ケストナー 1899-1974

エーリヒケストナー 1899-1974

ケストナー, E

ケストナー, エーリッヒ

ケストナー, エーリヒ

ケストナー, エーリヒ 1899-1974

ケストネル, エリッヒ


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Lisa and LottieThe little manThe flying classroomFabian; die Geschichte eines MoralistenEmil and the three twins : another book about Emil and the detectivesFabian : the story of a moralist