I visited the perfect and largest bookstore in Konstanz, a college city and a city with above-average wealth. The bookstore had three flooring.
In occasions previous, you may need anticipated to search out tons of of basic German-language novels in such a retailer. This go to I discovered solely a single shelf dedicated to such novels, and most of them weren’t German-language heritage in any respect. (In distinction, the part for English-language books was about thrice bigger.) I noticed Italianesche Reise by Goethe and Wilde Phantasien by Tieck, and…? Perhaps two or three others? There was loads of Sherlock Holmes, a good quantity of Dickens and Austen and Melville, and so forth. No Kafka, Musil, Mann…you may carry on going and no it wasn’t there. Nowhere to be discovered within the retailer. You may do higher searching for these works (in English) in an American Barnes and Noble.
Do the basic German guide consumers merely use Amazon? Or is the shift in studying habits so dramatic? Is that this one other worldwide conformity impact, and might I by some means blame the Woke? Perhaps immigrants are a modest issue too, otherwise you may not want to publish your studying of such books on social media.