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Thinking Without Banisters
Essays in Understanding, 1954-1975
Written by Hannah Arendt
Edited by Jerome Kohn
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 4, 2015
Price: $15.99

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The Girls of Room 28
Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt
Written by Hannelore Brenner
Translated by John E. Woods and Shelley Frisch


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $27.50

From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp, near Prague, on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In The Girls of Room 28, ten of these childrenmothers and grandmothers today in their seventiestell us how they did it.

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Doctor Faustus
The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend
Written by Thomas Mann
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1999
Price: $16.95

"John E. Woods is revising our impression of Thomas Mann, masterpiece by masterpiece."
--The New Yorker"Doctor Faustus is Mann's deepest artistic gesture. . . . Finely translated by John E. Woods."
--The New RepublicThomas Mann's last great novel, first published in 1947 and now rendered into English by acclaimed translator John E. Woods... Read more >
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Joseph and His Brothers

Written by Thomas Mann
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: Hardcover, 1536 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $42.00

Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four part—The Stories of Jacob, The Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Joseph the Provider—as a unified narrative, a "mythological novel" of Joseph's fall into slavery and his rise to be... Read more >

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The Magic Mountain

Written by Thomas Mann
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: Hardcover, 904 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 21, 2005
Price: $30.00

With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, ultimately winning the Nobel Prize in 1929. In The Magic Mountain, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps—a community devoted exclusively to sickness—as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years... Read more >
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Adam and Evelyn

Written by Ingo Schulze
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $27.95

From one of Germany’s finest writers comes a wonderfully light and humorous novel set during the tumultuous events of 1989. A wobbling Hungary has just opened its borders to Austria enabling a flood of refugees to escape, the Berlin Wall is on the cusp of falling, and, yet, seemingly sheltered from... Read more >
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Adam and Evelyn

Written by Ingo Schulze
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.99

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One More Story
Thirteen Stories in the Time-Honored Mode
Written by Ingo Schulze
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $25.95

“A literary event” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): thirteen new stories from one of Germany’s finest writers.

New Year’s Eve 1999, Berlin. At a party to kick off the twenty-first century, Frank Reichert meets Julia, his lost love. Since their separation in the fall of 1989, he’s drifted through life like an exile, remaining... Read more >
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One More Story

Written by Ingo Schulze
Translated by John E. Woods


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $13.99

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