Wallstein Verlag

Thomas Brussig

My Apocalypses

Why there is Hope

181 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8353-3030-6


German Version

The decisive debate book on the climate crisis.

Thinking about the future today means thinking about climate change, which comes across as a climate catastrophe, even a climate apocalypse. The fearful power of climate change is absolutely understandable, the predicted devastation unprecedented. But mankind has several times been confronted with apocalyptic threats, in the last forty years alone it amounts to the nuclear arms race, AIDS, the hole in the ozone layer, BSE and, last but not least, Covid. What did people fear for? What has actually happened? How does climate change differ from previous apocalyptic scenarios?
In this personal debate book, Thomas Brussig pleads for a sense of proportion and sobriety. If we accept the unavoidable and focus our efforts and ideas on the avoidable, the climate crisis still leaves room for hope.
Thomas Brussig, born in Berlin in 1964, had his breakthrough in 1995 with »Helden wie wir« (»Heroes Like Us«, Farrar Straus & Giroux 1997). This was followed by »Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee« (og. 1999, »The Short End of the Sonnenallee«, Fourth Estat, 2023) and »Das gibt’s in keinem Russenfilm« (2015, »This Wouldn’t Happen in a Russian Movie«), among others. His works have been translated into over 30 languages. Thomas Brussig is the only living German writer to have reached an audience of millions with one of his literary works as well as with a feature film and a stage production.
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