Ralph Blumenthal

was a reporter for The New York Times from 1964 to 2009, and has written four books based on investigative crime reporting. Most recently he had been on the metro staff. Currently, he teaches journalism at Baruch College of the City University in New York.

Kurt Tucholsky


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Kurt Tucholsky was one of the most brilliant writers and satirists of his time. Today’s Berliners adore him as one of the greatest sons of this city. The world has yet to discover his genius.

–Peter Schneider, author of The Wall Jumper

was a brilliant satirist, poet, storyteller, lyricist, pacifist, and Democrat; one of the most famous journalists in Weimar Germany, and an early warner against the Nazis. Erich Kaestner called him a "small, fat Berliner," who "wanted to stop a catastrophe with his typewriter". His books were burned and banned by the Nazis, who drove him out of his country. But he is not forgotten.

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Harry Zohn

was born 1923 in Vienna. He survived as a Jew in Austria until 1939 when he emigrated to England and later to Boston. In 1969, he became Professor of German at Brandeis University, Massachusetts. He also was a prolific translator.

Kurt Tucholsky is one of Weimar Germany's most celebrated literary figures, loved by his many readers and hated by the Nazis. The poet, journalist, and satirist who was at the center of the tumultuous political and cultural world of 1920s Berlin still emerges as an astonishingly contemporary figure. But he was more than just an angry truth-teller; he was also one of the funniest satirical writers of his era, depicting everyday lives during the rise of modernity.

The iconic translation of Harry Zohn, a literary figure from Vienna himself, presented Tucholsky to an American audience for the first time. Long out of print, Zohn's book is now being republished in a new edition. With a preface by New York-Times writer Ralph Blumenthal.

180 pages
​Softcover: 5.5’’ x 8.5’’
ISBN  978-1-935902-38-6
Suggested Retail: $13.95

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Satirical Writings:

The Kurt Tucholsky Reader

By Kurt Tucholsky

Translated by Harry Zohn