The turbulent big city life, the dream of great happiness, the search for the right action contrast with a brutalized society, a merciless economic crisis and the slow decline of the republic. With precise observations, poetic language, and timeless stories, the authors sweep the reader into the maelstrom of longings and fears, hopes and constraints of their time.
All volumes feature half-linen, gold title embossing, and ribbon readers, and have been exquisitely illustrated by artist Robert Nippoldt. Together with the elegant slipcase, the edition is a real gem for the bookshelf. The ZEIT-Extra: Each book contains an introductory afterword by a ZEIT author, which pays tribute to the literary significance of the work and discusses the life of the writer. A collection that no library should be without!