Reading ten pages a day is essential for your health and well-being. This is something I have been reading lately and I believe in it, not only to take a break from the screen, but also to rewind, to focus on something else and to get a glimpse of content outside of your daily life. Is that why there is a saying: “Books give you wings”?
Here comes IRMA’S book list for January.
EIN MAKER AUS DEUTSCHLAND
GERHARD RICHTER DAS DRAMA EIINER FAMILIE, Jürgen Schreiber, Piper Verlag
Written by the reporter and author Jürgen Schreiber, the book begins with a tragic truth: Aunt Marianne was a victim of the Nazi euthanasia programme, in which the gynaecologist and SS Obersturmbannführer Heinrich Eufinger – Gerhard Richter’s former father-in-law – was deeply involved.
A search for clues that reveals the incredible story of Gerhard Richter’s family, in which the lives of victims and perpetrators dramatically intersect. It is also the perfect book to understand the art history and background of Gerhard Richter, one of the most famous artists of the 21st century.
DAS GELBE HAUS- VAN GOGH, GAUGIN NEUN TURBULENTE WOCHEN IN ARLES , Martin Gayford, Piet Meyer Verlag
The perfect book for January, bringing you the light of Provence. The critic spends nine weeks with Gauguin and van Gogh in the yellow house in Arles, experiencing how differently the two artists paint, visiting museums and brothels, but also how difficult living together becomes over time.
GENTLEMEN ÜBER BORD, Herbert Clyde Lewis, Mare Publishing
A wealthy New York businessman suddenly finds himself in a mental crisis. In order to heal, he feels he must leave behind his boring, successful life, and without further ado he sets off on a boat trip without his family. The adventure begins when he has a slip on board and falls off the ship. A book for anyone fascinated by the sea.
THE CULTURE MAP, Ern Meyer
Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our increasingly globalised and virtual world requires the ability to navigate cultural differences and decipher foreign cultures. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for deciphering how cultural differences impact international business. Combining an intelligent analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for success in a global world, she helps you understand why your business partners react the way they do and how different cultures communicate. An important book for understanding the bigger picture and widening your horizons.
ZEIT DER SCHULD, Deepti Kapoor, Blessing Publishing
Three young people from different backgrounds whose fates are linked by violence, money and love. Set in Delhi in the early 2000s. Narrated in a sober language that captivates the reader and takes you to the streets of India.