Eberhard Rathgeb
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Eberhard Rathgeb

Eberhard Rathgeb, born in Buenos Aires in 1959, lives in the north German countryside. For his first novel Kein Paar wie wir (2013), he was awarded the Aspekte Literary Prize. His most recent novels were Das Paradiesghetto (2014) and Cooper (2016).

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Karl or The Last Communist

Karl or The Last Communist

Karl and Emilie are children of the war and post-war years, born into the silence of a provincial family. But while his sister increasingly cuts herself off, Karl becomes a leading agitator of ...

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Cooper

Cooper

A day like any other. A young family sets off in high spirits on a car journey: to a little house in the country which the parents have bought to spend nice weekends. But in the darkness, ...

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The Heavenly Ghetto

The Heavenly Ghetto

»If only I could talk to someone, she thought, staring out into the silence, no longer able to bear the loneliness.«
Eliza is old. The tears may come, but she won’t give in to them – ...

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The Unforgettable Couple

The Unforgettable Couple

Ruth and Vika are happy women; they have no husbands and no children. They’ve lived a rich and varied life, travelled the world and kept their memories alive. But desire and hope still sparkle ...

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Difficult Joy

Difficult Joy

Here is the mother, there is the child – Eberhard Rathgeb pays tribute to the third in the trio: the father. And he does so in the only manner appropriate for such intimate issues: on the basis ...

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Inventory

Inventory

What remains of six decades of literature in German? Writer Norbert Niemann and critic Eberhard Rathgeb provide the answers, long overdue, from today's perspective.

For many years, the ...

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Eberhard Rathgeb

Awards

2013 Aspekte Literaturpreis

Bibliographie

Im Carl Hanser Verlag erschienen:
2003 Inventur. Deutsches Lesebuch 1945 – 2003. Zusammen mit Norbert Niemann
2005 Die engagierte Nation. Deutsche Debatten 1945 – 2005
2007 Schwieriges Glück. Versuch über die Vaterliebe
2014 Das Paradiesghetto. Roman
2016 Cooper. Roman
2018 Karl oder Der letzte Kommunist (ET: 23.07.2018)

Weitere Veröffentlichungen:
2011 Wir haben es satt!: Warum Tiere keine Lebensmittel sind. Zusammen mit Iris Radisch
2016 Am Anfang war Heimat. Auf den Spuren eines deutschen Gefühls