Immortality Isn’t a Solution Either

A Goethe-Schiller disaster
In 2014, the crisis-shaken book market causes even the sales of works by German classics Goethe and Schiller to plummet, which is why their publisher Cotta sends the two gentlemen (now 265 and 255 years old) on a reading tour. The itinerary will culminate in an open-air reading of Faust. Only reluctantly does Goethe agree to this plan. How annoying that his friend Schiller always seems to be two steps ahead of him, whether it’s in dealing with delayed trains, apathetic students, or an attractive bookseller traveling with them. And it doesn’t seem to get any better when Schiller develops new ideas on how to get things rolling…


dtv Allgemeine Belletristik
224 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-28188-1
28. Februar 2019