By Heinrich Mann
Dramatised in two parts by Patricia Hannah.
First published in 1900 and originally titled 'In the Land of Cockaigne', Mann's novel is about the rise and fall of Andrew Zumsee, an innocent but self-confident young poet from the provinces, as he attempts to make a name for himself in Berlin society.
The older brother of Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann is probably best-remembered today as the author of the book which inspired the film, 'The Blue Angel'.
""Berlins's the place for someone like me - where everybody is somebody or knows somebody who's somebody.
I need only sit here, make myself agreeable, and by the end of the summer everybody in the Caf退 Hurrah will be shouting 'Hurrah!' for me...""
i need only sit here, make myself agreeable, and by the end of the summer everybody in the caf退 hurrah will be shouting 'hurrah!' for me...""
With the wealthy Türkheimers as his patrons - and Adelheid Türkheimer as his lover - a glittering artistic career looks assured.
"You either belong or you don't belong, Zumsee.
And if you belong, you 'partake' - of Türkheimer's fabulous wealth.
In the Land of Cockaigne everyone's always happy..."".