Collectible Books

Kiev Stingl was born in 1943 in Aussig a.d. Elbe in Sudetenland, from which he and his mother had to flee after the end of World War II. After having first having found refuge in Mannheim he was relocated to Hamburg in 1949, where he attended secondary school and unsuccessfully studied Politicology and Ethnology. Since 1975 he has been active as a composer, lyricist, singer, actor and performer and…
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Sadegh Hedayat was born into an aristocratic family in Tehran in 1903. He briefly studied engineering in Belgium in 1925 followed by architecture and dentistry in France, where he stayed for four years and was rescued from a suicide attempt. In 1930 he returned to Iran without having taken a degree and devoted the rest of his life to the studies of Western literature and Iranian folklore. Inspired by Rilke, Poe, Kafka and Chekhov…
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Abbie Hoffman was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1936 into a Jewish middle-class family. Hoffman already won a reputation as a prankster and troublemaker at high school, from which was expelled in his second year. His first arrest followed at the age of 17. After his expulsion from high school…
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sold outHarold Norse was born Harold Rosen to a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant in 1916. After having graduated from Brooklyn College he became close friends with W.H. Auden – after the latter’s move to the USA in 1939 – and William Carlos Williams, who helped publish Norse’s experimental and groundbreaking poems…

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Teddy Boys and Girls were a British rock’n’ roll subculture in the 1950s. Drawing inspiration from British Edwardian-era dandies Teddy Boys wore drape jackets, drainpipe trousers, loose-collared white shirts, Slim Jim ties and suede creepers, while Teddy Girls (or Judies) wore drape jackets, pencil skirts, rolled-up jeans, cameo brooches and clutch bags. The violent and delinquent life-style…
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