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Germania

A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern

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Germania by Simon Winder
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Simon Winder is mesmerized Germany; its cuisine, its architecture, its fairytale landscape. He is equally passionate about the region's history, its folklore, its monarchs and its changing borders. Winder describes Germany's past afresh, taking in the story from the shaggy world of the ancient forests right through to the Nazis' catastrophic rise in the 1930s, in an accessible and startlingly vivid account of a tortured but also brilliant country. Germania is also a very personal guide to the Germany that Simon Winder loves. It is a map of the obsession that he has nurtured through many years of visiting the country. With a delightfully dry, self-deprecating wit, he explains the origins of his crazed love affair with a country which has at different times revealed the best and the worst aspects of Europe's culture. England and Germany, Winder suggests, are the mad twins of Europe, Protestant, aggressive, committed to eating some very peculiar food and with superiority complexes of a kind that have, for good and ill, reshaped the world. Germania is a rollicking account, replete with enlightening digressions, anecdotes and memories. Often eccentric, always entertaining, Winder is an enthusiastic guide to the hidden wonders of Germany.

Author Biography

Simon Winder is the author of The Man Who Saved Britain. He lives in London and works in publishing.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Picador
Pages
480
Dimensions
142x222x40
ISBN-13
9780330451390
Product ID
3707960

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