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Measuring the World
A Novel
Written by Daniel Kehlmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27739-8 (0-307-27739-9)

The young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann conjures a brilliant and gently comic novel from the lives of two geniuses of the Enlightenment.

Toward the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the Prussian aristocrat Alexander von Hum-boldt, negotiates savanna and jungle... Read more >
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After Midnight

Written by Irmgard Keun
Afterword by Geoff Wilkes
Translated by Anthea Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-41-7 (1-935554-41-7)

Sanna and her ravishing friend Gerti would rather speak of love than politics, but in 1930s Frankfurt, politics cannot be escaped--even in the lady's bathroom. Crossing town one evening to meet up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the girls' path--it is the Fürher in a motorcade procession, and... Read more >
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The Artificial Silk Girl

Written by Irmgard Keun
Translated by Kathie von Ankum


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-454-2 (1-59051-454-8)

Before Sex and the City there was Bridget Jones. And before Bridget Jones was The Artificial Silk Girl.

In 1931, a young woman writer living in Germany was inspired by Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to describe pre-war Berlin and the age of cinematic glamour through the eyes of a woman... Read more >
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Gilgi

Written by Irmgard Keun
Translated by Geoff Wilkes


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-277-2 (1-61219-277-7)

Irmgard Keun’s first novel Gilgi was an overnight sensation upon its initial publication in Germany, selling thousands of copies, inspiring numerous imitators, and making Keun a household name–a reputation that was only heightened when, a few years later, the nervy Keun sued the Gestapo for blocking her royalties.

The story of a... Read more >
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The Bird Is a Raven

Written by Benjamin Lebert


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7806-6 (1-4000-7806-7)

Henry and Paul are strangers when they find themselves sharing a sleeping compartment on a night train from Munich to Berlin. When they begin to talk, their stories appear to be variations on the same theme: young guys adrift in the big city, relationships gone wrong, broken hearts. Henry is running... Read more >
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Crazy
A Novel
Written by Benjamin Lebert


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70831-2 (0-375-70831-6)

Benni himself is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what... Read more >
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Stella

Written by Siegfried Lenz


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-335-4 (1-59051-335-5)

In a small town on the Baltic coast, in a community steeped in maritime industries and local mores, a teenager falls in love with his English professor. Christian looks older than his years, Stella younger than hers. The summer they spend together is filled with boat rides to Bird Island, secret... Read more >
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Buddenbrooks
The Decline of a Family
Written by Thomas Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75260-8 (0-679-75260-9)

First published in 1900 when Mann was only twenty-five, Buddenbrooks is a minutely imagined chronicle of four generations of a North German mercantile family--a work so true to life that it scandalized the author's former neighbors in his native Lubeck. Now Mann's triumph of realism is available in its first new... Read more >
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Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
The Early Years
Written by Thomas Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1992
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73904-3 (0-679-73904-1)

A rich and entertaining tale in the tradition of Cervantes and Stendahl and one of the great picaresque novels of this century, Confessions of Felix Krull recounts the enchanted career of the con man extraordinaire, Felix Krull, through his childhood and early childhood. The result is a withering commentary on human... Read more >

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Death in Venice
And Seven Other Stories
Written by Thomas Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72206-9 (0-679-72206-8)

In addition to "Death in Venice," this volume also includes "Mario and the Magician," "Disorder and Early Sorrow," "A Man and His Dog," "Felix Krull," "The Blood of the Waslungs," "Tristan," and "Tonio Kroger." These stories, as direct as Mann's novels are complex, are perfect illustrations of their author's belief that... Read more >
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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
ISBN: 978-0-375-70116-0 (0-375-70116-8)

"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 >
Also available as a hardcover.

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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4001-8 (1-4000-4001-9)

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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4421-4 (1-4000-4421-9)

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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The Magic Mountain

Written by Thomas Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77287-3 (0-679-77287-1)

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. Newly rendered into English by acclaimed translator John Woods, The Magic Mountain... Read more >
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Royal Highness

Written by Thomas Mann


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 16, 2013
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-82895-8 (0-307-82895-6)

"The great virtue of Royal Highness is its relaxed, fairy-tale quality that naturally brings the reader inside that 'Edwardian' calm which preceded everything common to contemporary social life. It is very easy to make connections between the book and theories of stratification, statemaking, ritual, legitimacy, even the political economy of preindustrialized... Read more >

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The Transposed Heads
A Legend of India
Written by Thomas Mann


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1959
Price: $11.20
ISBN: 978-0-394-70086-1 (0-394-70086-4)

The Transposed Heads is altogether delightful...It is certainly the most charming of Mann's works...in short, a restatement in parable form of Mann's intransigent faith in the human intellect. It is also a rich and subtle analysis of the psychology of friendship and love."--Sewanee Review Read more >

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Gertruda's Oath
A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Written by Ram Oren
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52719-4 (0-385-52719-5)

"Written with impressive talent and suspense, this true story will appeal to many." --Elie Wiesel

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, travels to France... Read more >
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The Fabric of Night

Written by Christoph Peters


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7947-6 (1-4000-7947-0)

By one of the most promising novelists in Germany today, The Fabric of Night is a frightening, profound reflection on the nature of illusion and reality.

Albin Kranz is a sculptor, haunted by hallucinations and by painful memories of his childhood. At her wit’s end, Livia, a photographer with whom he has... Read more >
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The Dog King

Written by Christoph Ransmayr


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 24, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76860-9 (0-679-76860-2)

From Christoph Ransmayr, whose brilliant rise to preeminence among the younger generation of writers in the German language was recently crowned when he shared with Salman Rushdie Europe’s most prestigious new literary award, the Aristeion Prize—a novel in which fiction and history are forged into a universe of mythic intensity.

World War... Read more >
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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Written by Rudolf Erich Raspe
Illustrated by Gustave Dore


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96147-1 (0-307-96147-8)

The only available hardcover edition of the fantastical story of the semi-mythical folk hero Baron Munchausen, who has delighted generations of readers all over the world. With a full-cloth, quality hardcover binding, a silk ribbon marker, and gorgeous illustrations by Gustave Dore.

Baron Munchausen was a real German adventurer known for his... Read more >

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The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Written by Rudolf Erich Raspe
Afterword by Thomas Seccombe
Illustrated by William Strang and J. B. Clark
Introduction by David Rees


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-123-2 (1-61219-123-1)

The restored, unbowdlerized text of Raspe’s slapstick travel epic featuring the classic illustrations from Strang & Clark (1895)

No one has journeyed to as many foreign lands as Baron von Munchausen. Nor, when it comes time to fire a cannon, will you find anyone more accurate. The comfort of courtly life... Read more >
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Arch of Triumph
A Novel
Written by Erich Maria Remarque
Translated by Walter Sorell and Denver Lindley


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91245-4 (0-449-91245-0)

The brilliant, bitter novel of lovers in exile, living on borrowed time in the nightmare world of Nazi haunted Paris.  It is 1939 and despite a law banning him from performing surgery, Ravic--a German doctor and refugee living in Paris--has been treating some of the city's most elite citizens for two years... Read more >
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Flotsam
A Novel
Written by Erich Maria Remarque
Translated by Denver Lindley


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91247-8 (0-449-91247-7)

Two displaced persons travel Europe during World War II looking for safe haven and trying to make ends meet. Political dissidents, Jews, medical students, petty criminals. Among the thousands of displaced persons traveling the unpaved roads of Europe, there are Steiner and Kern. Both have irritated officials for outstaying their cold... Read more >
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The Road Back
A Novel
Written by Erich Maria Remarque
Translated by Arthur Wesley Wheen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91246-1 (0-449-91246-9)

The stunning sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front continues the tale of World Wars I's effect upon a generation. Remarque dramatizes his conviction that "one can love one's country and at the same time believe war is not an excellent way of assuring human progress."

After four grueling years, the... Read more >
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Spark of Life
A Novel
Written by Erich Maria Remarque
Translated by James Stern


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91251-5 (0-449-91251-5)

The searing novel of a Nazi death camp, based on dozens of eyewitness accounts. 509 is a political prisoner in a German concentration camp. For ten years, he has persevered in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of... Read more >
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