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Erich Kästner (1899–1974)

Author of Emil and the Detectives

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About the Author

Image credit: Erich Kästner, 28. August 1961; Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 bekijk toegang 2.24.01.09 Bestanddeelnummer 912-8730; Basch, [...] / Opdracht Anefo

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Works by Erich Kästner

Emil and the Detectives (1929) 1,812 copies
Lisa and Lottie (1931) 831 copies
The Flying Classroom (1933) — Author — 496 copies
Dot and Anton (1931) — Author — 380 copies
Three Men in the Snow (1934) — Author — 339 copies
Going to the Dogs (2013) 266 copies
Emil and the Three Twins (1934) — Author — 249 copies
When I Was a Little Boy (1957) — Author — 245 copies
The Animals' Conference (1946) — Author — 170 copies
The Missing Miniature (1935) — Author — 170 copies
A Salzburg Comedy (1938) — Author — 134 copies
The Little Man (1963) — Author — 123 copies
Doktor Erich Kästners Lyrische Hausapotheke (1986) — Author — 119 copies
Till Eulenspiegel (1939) 103 copies
The Little Man and the Little Miss (1967) — Author — 66 copies
Notabene 45: Ein Tagebuch (1961) — Author — 58 copies
The Simpletons (1954) 55 copies
Die Schule der Diktatoren (1956) 45 copies
Das verhexte Telefon (1901) 36 copies
Gullivers Reisen (1965) 36 copies
Kästner für Erwachsene (1966) 34 copies
Don Quixote (1957) — Author — 32 copies
Gedichte (Reclam) (1987) — Author — 31 copies
Kästner für Kinder (1985) 30 copies
Ein Mann gibt Auskunft (1980) 27 copies
Kurz und bündig. Epigramme. (1960) — Author — 26 copies
Drei Männer im Schnee (Easy Readers) (1969) — Author — 23 copies
Die dreizehn Monate (1986) 23 copies
Mein Onkel Franz (1899) 22 copies
Herz auf Taille (1928) 21 copies
Erich Kästner erzählt (1982) 21 copies
Puss in Boots (1950) — Author — 21 copies
Über das Verbrennen von Büchern (2013) — Author — 19 copies
Montagsgedichte (1989) 19 copies
Das Erich Kästner Lesebuch (1978) 19 copies
Der tägliche Kram (1948) — Author — 17 copies
Lärm im Spiegel (1984) 15 copies
Wer nicht hören will, muß lesen. (1974) — Author — 14 copies
Der 35. Mai als Comic (2006) 12 copies
Der Zauberlehrling. (1974) 12 copies
Sonderbares vom Kurfürstendamm (2015) — Author — 10 copies
Warnung vor Selbstschüssen : ausgew. Gedichte (1966) — Author — 8 copies
Gedichte (1992) 6 copies
Kästner im Schnee (2009) 6 copies
Eine Auswahl 5 copies
Wir haben der Welt in die Schnauze geguckt (2008) — Author — 5 copies
Münchhausen ein Drehbuch (1960) 4 copies
Gesammelte Schriften (1959) 4 copies
Gedichte. Mit Bildern von Hans Ticha (2003) — Author — 4 copies
Oh diese Katzen (1959) 3 copies
Gedichte 2 copies
Herz auf Taille Lärm im Spiegel (2008) — Author — 2 copies
In "Probepackung" (1992) 2 copies
Let's Face It 2 copies
Die Romane (2011) 1 copy
Zwischen hier und dort (2012) 1 copy
Plava knjiga 1 copy
The Animals' Conference [film] — Author — 1 copy
Ironische Verse (2001) 1 copy
Best of Erich Kästner (2007) 1 copy
Die kleine Zauberflöte — Author — 1 copy
Lyrik in Fahrt (1999) 1 copy
Dvojčici 1 copy
Book 9788723505996 (2015) 1 copy
Gedichte 1 copy

Associated Works

Detective Stories (1998) — Contributor — 269 copies
The Parent Trap [1998 film] (1998) — Original book — 240 copies
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contributor — 236 copies
The Parent Trap [1961 film] (1961) — Original book — 143 copies
Deutsche Gedichte (1956) — Contributor, some editions — 135 copies
Copernicus and His World (1945) — Introduction, some editions — 38 copies
Gruß nach vorn (1931) — Editor — 18 copies
Voor het einde 33 Duitse verhalen uit de jaren 1900-1933 (1977) — Contributor — 13 copies
German Satirical Writings (German Library) (1984) — Contributor — 12 copies

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Going to the Dogs by Erich Kastner in The Chapel of the Abyss (January 13)

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Kastner's story is heartwarming and upbeat, and Walter Trier's graceful line drawings give life to the book.

The decision to change the character's German names into awkward American English in the ebook version I read is questionable, but the translation by Martin gives me a real feel for the story, its places, and the people in it.

This is one of those "children's" books that all us "adults" can happily read. It was written in 1929, in another country, but feels fresh and new and clear to me today.… (more)
 
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mykl-s | 34 other reviews | Mar 14, 2024 |
I fell in love with this story, it was so charming, moving and simply wonderful, I couldn't stop reading it! It's a school story, a group of boys living in a boarding school and their teachers and their adventures in a week before Christmas. If you want to read a heart-warming story in which teachers are supportive and love their job, I highly recommend this book.
 
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Donderowicz | 7 other reviews | Mar 12, 2024 |
Good, I think? It was definitely fun, the plot felt weak towards the end but it was beautifully written. I would've been more annoyed at the plot if the book had been longer
 
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Works
272
Also by
16
Members
7,828
Popularity
#3,110
Rating
4.0
Reviews
144
ISBNs
935
Languages
33
Favorited
34

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