Summary. “Originally published in German in and in an expurgated English translation in , this novel is the tale of Jacob Fabian, a Berlin advertising. LibraryThing Review. User Review – lamour – LibraryThing. This a somewhat bleak view of Germany in the late ‘s and early ‘s. It reminded me of the . Results 1 – 16 of 16 Fabian: The Story of a Moralist (European Classics) by Kastner, Erich; Brooks, Cyrus; Livingstone, Rodney and a great selection of related.
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This new edition of the English translation of Kastner’s novel restores the erotic elements prudishly omitted in its publication. This edition contains text excised from the original O printing, which was singled out and burned by the Nazis.
Fabian: The Story of a Moralist
Northwestern University Press, Fabian, an advertising copywriter who loses his job in early s Berlin, visits tawdry sex establishments; he is propositioned by a woman whose husband has the right of approval over her choice of lovers; and he fabiaj his friend Labude to a dance hall where women shimmy about in bathing suits. Library Journal Moralsit Kastner’s novel concerns Berlin copywriter Jacob Fabian, whose world collapses around him in this personalized portrait of the fall of the Weimar Republic.
tge Kastner’s novel concerns Berlin copywriter Jacob Fabian, whose world collapses around him in this personalized portrait of the fall of the Weimar Republic. Richly detailed and vividly plotted, Fabian remains an unparalleled personalization of the collapse of the Weimar Republic.
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Fabian : the story of a moralist
Publisher’s Weekly Review This new edition of the English translation of Kastner’s novel restores the erotic elements prudishly omitted in its publication. Eventually Fabian falls in love with an apprentice lawyer named Cornelia, but a sense of doom hangs over the character, and he loses her when she is offered a part in a movie.
The author, luckily, escaped the same fate but was barred from publishing until after the war. Library Locations and Hours.
Fabian’s exploits are always amusing and include a trip to the Anonymous Cabaret, where patrons throw sugar cubes at the performers. The following items were successfully added.
Fabian : The Story of a Moralist
Summary “Originally published in German in and in an expurgated English translation inthis novel is the tale of Jacob Fabian, a Berlin advertising copywriter doomed in the context of economic, ethical, and political collapse storh his characteristic mixture of detachment and decency.
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It also includes Kastner’s epilogue, which had been rejected by the original publisher, the preface added by the author off the German reissue, and an informative foreword by the scholar Rodney Livingstone. Fabian is a middle-of-the-road liberal, an Enlightenment rationalist, a believer that the public condition reflects prevailing private moralities, and a skeptic toward all ideological nostrums.