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Kasebier Takes Berlin

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Published: January 2021
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BIC Subject: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Published By: Faber Factory
 
Published: 04-Jan-2021
Format: Paperback, 304 pages, 129x198mm
ISBN: 9781782276036
Stock Code: 2276036
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Fake news in Weimar Berlin: a blistering classic satire of journalism, lies and celebrity, in English for the first time.Fake news in Weimar Berlin: a blistering classic satire of journalism, lies and celebrity, in English for the first time.
In Berlin, 1930, the name Kasebier is on everyone's lips. A literal combination of the German words for cheese and beer, it's an unglamorous name for an unglamorous man - a small-time crooner who performs nightly on a shabby stage for labourers, secretaries, and shopkeepers. Until the press shows up.

In the blink of an eye, this everyman is made a star: one who can sing songs for a troubled time. Margot Weissmann, the arts patron, hosts champagne breakfasts for Kasebier; Muschler the banker builds a theatre in his honour; Willi Frachter, a parvenu writer, makes a killing from Kasebier-themed business ventures and books.

All the while, the journalists who catapulted Kasebier to fame watch the monstrous media machine churn in amazement - and are aghast at the demons they have unleashed.