When I was in Berlin last winter I went along to the 103rd Berlin Six Day Race. Having no idea what to expect, I called on MOB for advice. He introduced me to a German writer I had never heard of - a journalist called Egon Erwin Kisch, who wrote a piece called Elliptische Tretmuehle about the 1923 Berlin Six Day Race.
So I had a night at the races (I blagged a press pass). But I could not find an English version of the Kisch article, although it was clear that he was a celebrated writer and this is a celebrated piece - it was mentioned in the programme for the 2014 race. In fact it is well known enough to still be in print in German.
|At the heart of matters|
Anyway, it is available here:
|I used this image for the cover|
Thanks to MOB for the inspiration and Juliane on some German difficulties. Definitely a Positivo co-production.
|It is entertainment masquerading as sport, but fun to go|