Ostende 1936, Sommer der Freundschaft
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Ostend, 1936: a beach, a few writers and a summer like no other. A Belgian seaside resort with history and glamour: here those who no longer have a home in Nazi Germany come together one last time. Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, Irmgard Keun, Kisch and Toller, Koestler and Kesten, the banned poets. Volker Weidermann tells of their hope, their love, their despair, and of how their lives went on.