The City of Dreaming Books

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

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Optimus Yanspinner inherits from his godfather an unpublished manuscript by an unknown writer and sets off to track down the mysterious author, who disappeared into Bookholm - the so-called City of Dreaming Books. Yarnspinner falls under the spell of this book-obsessed metropolis, where an avid-reader and budding author can find any number of charming attractions--priceless signed first editions, salivating literary agents, and for-hire critics. But as Yarnspinner pursues the trail of the missing author, the darker side of Bookholm begins to unveil itself - cold-blooded book hunters, fearsome cyclopean booklings, sharp-toothed animotomes, and of course, the Shadow King, whose howls rise from deep beneath the city at night. Will Yarnspinner survive his quest into this world where reading is a genuine adventure?

Eine labyrinthartige Welt, ein mysteriöser Schattenkönig, skrupellose Bücherjäger und alberne Buchlinge - in diese absonderliche Welt gerät der junge Dichter Hildegunst von Mythenmetz. Denn sein Forscherdrang hat ihn nach Buchhaim geführt, die legendäre Stadt der träumenden Bücher.

Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher ist ein Roman von Walter Moers aus dem Jahr 2004. Wie bereits in einem der früheren Zamonien-Bücher (Ensel und Krete) gibt Moers vor, ausschließlich als deutscher Übersetzer eines Werkes des zamonischen poeta laureatus Hildegunst von Mythenmetz zu fungieren. Laut Moers’ Konstruktion stellt der Roman nur die ersten zwei Kapitel der 25-bändigen, über 10.000-seitigen „Reiseerinnerungen eines sentimentalen Dinosauriers“ aus der Feder des Dichterfürsten von der Lindwurmfeste dar.

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Walter Moers (Morse) Walter Moers Country: Germany Born: 1957-05-24 He was born on May 24, 1957 in Germany, in the city of Mönchen -Gladbach (Mönchengladbach), located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Moers is known as one of the most commercially successful German comic book authors, as well as an illustrator and author of children`s books. He does not really like to be frank with the press and is considered a very timid person, so it is almost impossible to find his photographs, and his unsociability has become something of his "trademark". To some extent, this even helped Walter when the German ultra-right threatened him with reprisals for mocking the image of Hitler, portrayed as Adolf, die Nazi-Sau (literally - Adolf, Nazi pig) in the Moers comic book series. After leaving school, Moers tried many works, independently studied drawing. Moers` works have been in print since 1984. At first, these were satirical sketches and comics, characterized by an ironic attitude and a deliberate violation of political correctness. Many of these works have been published in the satirical magazines Kowalski and Titanic, and at least once in Raben. Moers is still a staff writer for Titanic, and in 2001-2002 his series about Deadman, a dead superhero, came out. In addition to comics intended for an adult audience, Walter Moers has been writing stories and books for children since about 1985. In 1988, Moers` first story about Captain Blue Bear (Käpt`n Blaubär), or, in the “alphabetical” version, a captain named Blue Bear, was published. Since then, this hero has become quite famous, appearing in children`s books, radio shows, cartoons and even in a musical. Another famous hero of Walter Moers is the know-it-all genius Schimauski. These characters undergo a notable evolution in the (more) adult-oriented books from the "Zamonien" cycle of the writer. The first in this cycle was the novel "13 1/2 Lives of a Captain named Blue Bear" ("Die 13½ Leben des Käpt`n Blaubär", 1999; Russian edition - in 2007 in the series "The Best.

Children" by Azbuka Publishing House) , according to which the musical was staged in 2006. A year later, a sequel came out - “Ensel und Krete” (2000), in which for the first time Hildegunst von Mythenmetz appeared as the narrator, and Walter Moers declared himself only a translator from the Zamonian language into German. Then the cycle continued with the novel “Rumo & amp; Die Wunder im Dunkeln ”(2003,“ Rumo and Wonders in the Dark ”), whose main character appeared as a minor character back in“ Die 13½ Leben des Käpt`n Blaubär ”. This book was published in 2006 in the USA under the title “Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures”. In September 2004, the fourth part of the cycle appeared - “The City of Dreaming Books” (“Die Stadt der Träumenden Dücher”, 2004). In September 2005 the author was awarded for this book “Phantastik-Preis” from the city of Wetzlar (since 1983 this award has been presented annually for the best “genre prose”). In September 2007, this book was published in the United States under the title “The City of Dreaming Books”. And a little earlier, on August 20 of the same year, the newest, fifth novel of the cycle, “Der Schrecksenmeister” (2007), was published in Germany. In it, as in the fourth part, Moers is again declared a translator from the Zamonian stories told by Hildegunst Miphoresis. In all the books of the cycle, a play on words is important, these works are full of hints, hidden references, riddles, quotes and anagrams, which are very popular with German fans. In addition, Walter Moers is the author of two illustrated books - Wilde Reise durch die Nacht (2001) and Der Fönig (2002). Moreover, the first of these books is still the only one where there are no illustrations by Moers: it is illustrated by 21 drawings by Gustave Dore. Moers also wrote the script and lyrics for the animated film “Kleines Arschloch” (1997) and wrote the script for the cartoon “Käpt`n Blaubär” (1999). © Grumble www.svenlib.sandy.ru photo © fantlab.ru $$ v73iD.jpg $$ In autumn 2011, a new book by Walter Moers from the Zamoni cycle (5th) - Walter Moers was published. Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher, Roman, 2011 ("Labyrinth of dreaming books"). This novel immediately won the Leserpreis in the Allgemeine Literatur category.

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Walter Moers (Morse) Walter Moers Country: Germany Born: 1957-05-24 He was born on May 24, 1957 in Germany, in the city of Mönchen -Gladbach (Mönchengladbach), located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Moers is known as one of the most commercially successful German comic book authors, as well as an illustrator and author of children`s books. He does not really like to be frank with the press and is considered a very timid person, so it is almost impossible to find his photographs, and his unsociability has become something of his "trademark". To some extent, this even helped Walter when the German ultra-right threatened him with reprisals for mocking the image of Hitler, portrayed as Adolf, die Nazi-Sau (literally - Adolf, Nazi pig) in the Moers comic book series. After leaving school, Moers tried many works, independently studied drawing. Moers` works have been in print since 1984. At first, these were satirical sketches and comics, characterized by an ironic attitude and a deliberate violation of political correctness. Many of these works have been published in the satirical magazines Kowalski and Titanic, and at least once in Raben. Moers is still a staff writer for Titanic, and in 2001-2002 his series about Deadman, a dead superhero, came out. In addition to comics intended for an adult audience, Walter Moers has been writing stories and books for children since about 1985. In 1988, Moers` first story about Captain Blue Bear (Käpt`n Blaubär), or, in the “alphabetical” version, a captain named Blue Bear, was published. Since then, this hero has become quite famous, appearing in children`s books, radio shows, cartoons and even in a musical. Another famous hero of Walter Moers is the know-it-all genius Schimauski. These characters undergo a notable evolution in the (more) adult-oriented books from the "Zamonien" cycle of the writer. The first in this cycle was the novel "13 1/2 Lives of a Captain named Blue Bear" ("Die 13½ Leben des Käpt`n Blaubär", 1999; Russian edition - in 2007 in the series "The Best. Children" by Azbuka Publishing House) , according to which the musical was staged in 2006. A year later, a sequel came out - “Ensel und Krete” (2000), in which for the first time Hildegunst von Mythenmetz appeared as the narrator, and Walter Moers declared himself only a translator from the Zamonian language into German. Then the cycle continued with the novel “Rumo & amp; Die Wunder im Dunkeln ”(2003,“ Rumo and Wonders in the Dark ”), whose main character appeared as a minor character back in“ Die 13½ Leben des Käpt`n Blaubär ”. This book was published in 2006 in the USA under the title “Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures”. In September 2004, the fourth part of the cycle appeared - “The City of Dreaming Books” (“Die Stadt der Träumenden Dücher”, 2004). In September 2005 the author was awarded for this book “Phantastik-Preis” from the city of Wetzlar (since 1983 this award has been presented annually for the best “genre prose”). In September 2007, this book was published in the United States under the title “The City of Dreaming Books”. And a little earlier, on August 20 of the same year, the newest, fifth novel of the cycle, “Der Schrecksenmeister” (2007), was published in Germany. In it, as in the fourth part, Moers is again declared a translator from the Zamonian stories told by Hildegunst Miphoresis. In all the books of the cycle, a play on words is important, these works are full of hints, hidden references, riddles, quotes and anagrams, which are very popular with German fans. In addition, Walter Moers is the author of two illustrated books - Wilde Reise durch die Nacht (2001) and Der Fönig (2002). Moreover, the first of these books is still the only one where there are no illustrations by Moers: it is illustrated by 21 drawings by Gustave Dore. Moers also wrote the script and lyrics for the animated film “Kleines Arschloch” (1997) and wrote the script for the cartoon “Käpt`n Blaubär” (1999). © Grumble www.svenlib.sandy.ru photo © fantlab.ru $$ v73iD.jpg $$ In autumn 2011, a new book by Walter Moers from the Zamoni cycle (5th) - Walter Moers was published. Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher, Roman, 2011 ("Labyrinth of dreaming books"). This novel immediately won the Leserpreis in the Allgemeine Literatur category.