Arthur Eloesser in B O D Y

“The Berliner wants to be loved now too, and would gladly trade the familiar admiration of serious folk for the affections of the international idlers’ colony that seeks, in London and especially in Paris, a climate for pleasures high and low. I find this pandering and chasing after people undignified, and anyway it leads to nothing.”


From “Cities And City People” published by Arthur Eloesser in 1919 and just translated from the German by Isabel Cole for Readux Books, which is publishing the essay collection on June 20.

The book is one of four books in Readux’s third series, which includes another Berlin book – 21st century though – David Wagner’s Berlin Triptych, as well as Swedish writer Amanda Svensson’s Where the Hollyhocks Come From and Berlin-based American writer Brittani Sonnenberg’s Hong Kong Buffet.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Books, Essays, Magazines


Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.


  1. New and Novel | literalab - 19/06/2014

    […] read about the new series see the Literalab post on Arthur Eloesser here and then read the title essay from Eloesser’s Cities And City People in B O D […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: