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Slow Homecoming

Written by Peter Handke
Introduction by Benjamin Kunkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-307-7 (1-59017-307-4)

Home—the need to get away from it; the need to find a way back to it; the need to make a new one—is the deep and abiding theme of Handke’s mature work, which is steeped in the poetry of places near and far, and is full of questions of love and... Read more >

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The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

Written by Hermann Hesse


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1995
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37776-7 (0-553-37776-0)

"Hesse unerringly creates the feel of a fairy tale in the first paragraph of all these works but then proceeds to alter their development in an unmistakably 20th-century way. The title character of "Augustus," for
example, loses everything and passes through a series of tribulations, like the traditional fairy-tale hero, but... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Seasons of the Soul
The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Herman Hesse
Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Ludwig Max Fischer, Ph.D.
Foreword by Andrew Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-313-7 (1-58394-313-7)

Vowing at an early age “to be a poet or nothing at all,” Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Siddhartha

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Introduction by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7478-2 (0-8129-7478-6)

Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian... Read more >

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Siddhartha

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Introduction by Tom Robbins


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 18, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64336-4 (0-679-64336-2)

Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian... Read more >

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Greed
A Novel
Written by Elfriede Jelinek
Translated by Martin Chalmers


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-842-5 (1-58322-842-X)

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE

Greed
is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl’s body in a lake leads to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Glass Bees

Written by Ernst Junger
Translated by Louise Bogan and Elizabeth Mayer
Introduction by Bruce Sterling


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 30, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-940322-55-4 (0-940322-55-2)

In The Glass Bees the celebrated German writer Ernst Jünger presents a disconcerting vision of the future. Zapparoni, a brilliant businessman, has turned his advanced understanding of technology and his strategic command of the information and entertainment industries into a discrete form of global domination. But Zapparoni is worried that the... Read more >

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Amerika

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: July 2, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1064-4 (0-8052-1064-4)

Amerika, Kafka's first and funniest novel, tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself "packed off to America" by his parents. Although Kafka never visited America, images of its vast landscape, dangers, and opportunities inspired this saga of the "golden land." With... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Amerika: The Missing Person
A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4211-9 (0-8052-4211-2)

Franz Kafka's diaries and letters suggest that his fascination with America grew out of a desire to break away from his native Prague, even if only in his imagination. Kafka died before he could finish what he like to call his "American novel,: but he clearly entitled it Der Verschollene ("The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Castle
A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 15, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1106-1 (0-8052-1106-3)

Winner of the MLA's Lois Roth Translation Award

Franz Kafka's final novel tells the haunting tale of a man known only as K. and of his relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle. Although Kafka seemed to consider The Castle a failure, critics, in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Castle

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $11.96
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1039-2 (0-8052-1039-3)

Franz Kafka's final novel tells the haunting tale of a man known only as K. and of his relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle. Although Kafka seemed to consider The Castle a failure, critics, in wrestling with its enigmatic meaning, have recognized... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Collected Stories

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Hardcover, 568 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 26, 1993
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42303-4 (0-679-42303-6)

Edited and with an Introduction by Gabriel Josipovici; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.

CONTENTS:

Stories Published in Kafka's Lifetime

MEDITATION (1913)
Children on a Country Road
Unmasking a Confidence Trickster
The Sudden Walk
Resolutions
Excursion into the Mountains
Bachelor's Ill Luck
The Tradesman
Absent-minded Window-grazing
The Way Home
Passers-by
On the Train
Clothes
Rejection
Reflections for Gentlemen-jockeys
The Street Window
The Wish to be a Red Indian
The Trees
Unhappiness

THE JUDGMENT
THE... Read more >
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The Complete Stories

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 14, 1995
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1055-2 (0-8052-1055-5)

This collection brings together all of Kafka's stories, form the classic tales such as "The Metamorphosis," "In the Penal Colony," and "A Hunger Artist," to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka's literary executor, released after Kafka's death. With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka's narrative... Read more >
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Diaries, 1910-1923

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 30, 1988
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0906-8 (0-8052-0906-9)

Edited by Max Brod. Though Kafka's work is so widely discussed and has had a great influence on literature world-wide, he remains an elusive figure, his life and work open to endless interpretation. These diaries reveal the essential Kafka behind the enigmatic artist. Covering the period from 1910 to 1923, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Letters to Friends, Family and Editors

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5078-1 (0-8041-5078-8)

"When we turn from Kafka's books to his letters we have a series of self-portraits desperate and courageous, always eager and warm in feeling; the self is lit by fantasy and, of course, by drollery. His candor is of the kind that flies alongside him in the air. He was a... Read more >

Letter to His Father

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5075-0 (0-8041-5075-3)

Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to hand to his father, hoping that it might renew a relationship that had disintegrated into tension and frustration on both sides. Kafka's... Read more >

Letters to Felice

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5076-7 (0-8041-5076-1)

Franz Kafka first met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. The twenty-five-year-old career woman from Berlin—energetic, down-to-earth, life-affirming—awakened in him a desire to marry. Kafka wrote to Felice almost daily, sometimes even twice a day. Because he was living in Prague and she in... Read more >

Letters to Ottla and the Family

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5074-3 (0-8041-5074-5)

Written by Kafka between 1909 and 1924, these letters offer a unique insight into the workings of the Kafka family, their relationship with the Prague Jewish community, and Kafka's own feelings about his parents and siblings. A gracious but shy woman, and a silent rebel against the bourgeois society in which... Read more >

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The Metamorphosis
And Other Stories
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 14, 1995
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1057-6 (0-8052-1057-1)

With a Foreword by Anne Rice; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir. This collection brings together the stories that Kafka allowed to be published during his lifetime. To Max Brod, his literary executor, he wrote: "Of all my writings the only books that can stand are these...Should they disappear altogether that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Sons

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 5, 1989
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0886-3 (0-8052-0886-0)

With an Introduction by Mark Anderson. Seventy-five years after Kafka's request for The Stoker, The Metamorphosis, and The Judgment to be published together in a book called The Sons, his wish has come true. These three classic stories of filial revolt as well as his own poignant "Letter to His Father,"... Read more >
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The Trial
A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 25, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0999-0 (0-8052-0999-9)

Until now, students have been able to read Kafka’s masterpiece only in a translation of the 1925 German edition that was edited by Max Brod (Kafka’s friend and literary executor), from an unfinished manuscript. Both Brod's edition and its 1937 translation by Will and Edwin Muir have long been considered flawed.

This... Read more >
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The Trial

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1040-8 (0-8052-1040-7)

The Trial tells the terrifying tale of Joseph K., a respectable functionary in a bank who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy, this hauntingly believable story stands out... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Going to the Dogs
The Story of a Moralist
Written by Erich Kastner
Translated by Cyrus Brooks
Introduction by Rodney Livingstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-584-2 (1-59017-584-0)

Going to the Dogs is set in Berlin after the crash of 1929 and before the Nazi takeover, years of rising unemployment and financial collapse. The moralist in question is Jakob Fabian, “aged thirty-two, profession variable, at present advertising copywriter . . . weak heart, brown hair,” a young man with... Read more >
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Fame
A Novel in Nine Episodes
Written by Daniel Kehlmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47424-7 (0-307-47424-0)

Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through the nine interlocking chapters of this captivating and wickedly funny novel by the internationally bestselling author of Measuring the World.

No one is more surprised than Ebling when his new cell phone begins receiving calls meant for popular actor Ralf Tanner... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Me and Kaminski

Written by Daniel Kehlmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38989-3 (0-307-38989-8)

Sebastian Zollner is searching for his big break. A failure as a journalist, a boyfriend, and a human being, he sets out to write the essential biography of the eccentric painter Manuel Kaminski. All he needs to do is ingratiate himself into Kaminski’s family, wait for him to kick the bucket... Read more >
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