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Dante
Poet of the Secular World
Written by Erich Auerbach
Translated by Ralph Manheim
Introduction by Michael Dirda


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: January 16, 2007
Price: $15.95

A precursor and companion to Erich Auerbach’s majestic Mimesis, DANTE: POET OF THE SECULAR WORLD is both a comprehensive introduction to the work of one of the greatest poets and a brilliantly provocative and stimulating essay in the history of ideas. Here Auerbach, acclaimed by writers and scholars as various as... Read more >

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Short Letter, Long Farewell

Written by Peter Handke
Translated by Ralph Manheim
Introduction by Greil Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $14.95

Peter Handke’s early novel Short Letter, Long Farewell is one of his most inventive and exhilarating books. Full of seedy noir atmospherics and boasting an air of generalized delirium, the book begins by introducing us to a young German who has just arrived in America, where he hopes to get over... Read more >

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Soul of Wood

Written by Jakov Lind
Translated by Ralph Manheim
Introduction by Michael Kruger


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $14.95

Jakov Lind’s Soul of Wood brought its author immediate fame when it was published in Germany in 1962, earning him a reputation as one of the most boldly imaginative postwar German writers. In the title novella and six stories here, Lind deals masterfully with a world of horror through fantasy, paradox... Read more >
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