Danny Bloom
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T.C. Boyle – ein amerikanischer Rockstar der Literatur und seine deutschen Fans auf Twitter

Yes, that’s the German-language headline for a translation of a blog post I posted recently here that was headlined “It’s the T.C. Boyle Experience Unplugged — in Germany and with this German fans on Twitter.”

I noted that Mr. Boyle, the American novelist and short story writer, with over 27 novels and story collections out in English and over 12 foreign languages as well, presides over  a unique fan club of sorts and that it’s an informal fan club that’s been around for the past 30 years. Boyle has not only developed a following in Germany, but he has responded to the following and his fans there by reaching out to them via his own website and Twitter feed.

After reading the English-language blog post here and then seeing the translation in German as well, Mr Boyle noted in a tweet on his Twitter feed and on a literary forum devoted to Boyle’s works: ”Many thanks for posting this [blog post from the Times of Israel blog platform], Mr. Q.: I hadn’t seen it. And it’s nice, very  nice, but of course the problem is that it will only encourage me to tweet out yet more of my delirium to the world. Fasten your seatbelts, folks.”

The German-language headline was “T.C. Boyle – ein amerikanischer Rockstar der Literatur und seine deutschen Fans auf Twitter” as you can see above in the headline for this new post. Roughly translated, it might go something like this: “T.C. Boyle: an American literary rock star with an army of Twitter fans across the seas.”

So in another demonstration of the two-way trans-Atlantic lovefest called ”Boylemania,” Ulrich Tepelman in Germany took the time to translate the English-language blog post into German for Boyle fans and readers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Another literary man in Germany, Holger Reichard, also kindly posted the German link on his literary site, a German-language website about Mr Boyle’s works at TcBoyle.de

About the Author
Danny Bloom is editor of The Cli-Fi Report at www.cli-fi.net. Danny graduated from Tufts University in Boston in 1971 with a major in Yiddish Literature. A newspaper editor and reporter since his days in Alaska, Japan and Taiwan, he has lived and worked in 14 countries and speaks French, Japanese and Chinese. He hopes to live until 2032, when his tombstone will read "I came, I saw, I ate cho-dofu."
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