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Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition

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Publisher Comments:

Ever thought, There should be a German word for that? Well, thanks to the brilliantly original mind behind Schotts Original Miscellany, now there is. Schottenfreude is a unique, must-have dictionary, complete with newly coined words that explore the idiosyncrasies of life as only the German language can. In what other language but German could you construct le mot juste for a secret love of bad foods, the inability to remember jokes, Sunday-afternoon depression, the urge to yawn, the glee of gossip, reassuring your hairdresser, delight at the changing of the seasons, the urge to hoard, or the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow? A beguiling, ideal gift book for the Gelehrte or anyone on your list — just beware of rapidly expanding (and potentially incomprehensible) vocabularies.

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“Hugely inventive….Pleasantly pre-Web — a self-enclosed thing that rewards another, older kind of multitasking: reading, laughing, and learning.” The New Yorker

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“Perfectly tailored.” The New Republic

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“Elegant [and] illuminating." Wired

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From bestselling author and New York Times columnist Ben Schott comes an entertaining and much-needed German dictionary for the human condition, a gift book for wordsmiths and Deutschophiles alike.

About the Author

Ben Schott is the creator and designer of the international bestseller Schotts Original Miscellany and its three sequels. He also wrote the news annual Schotts Almanac (2006–2011). Together his books have sold some 2.5 million copies, in twenty one languages (including Japanese and Braille). Schott is a contributing columnist to the op-ed pages of The New York Times and a regular contributor to The Times of London. He divides his time between New York and London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399166709
Subtitle:
German Words for the Human Condition
Author:
Schott, Ben
Author:
Levine, David
Author:
Besserwisser, Gertrude
Publisher:
Blue Rider Press
Subject:
Topic - Adult
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
4.5 x 9.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , From bestselling author and New York Times columnist Ben Schott comes an entertaining and much-needed German dictionary for the human condition, a gift book for wordsmiths and Deutschophiles alike.
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