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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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Three Comrades
A Novel
Written by Erich Maria Remarque
Translated by Arthur Wesley Wheen


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91242-3 (0-449-91242-6)

The spirit of mutual sacrifice and the comradeship of the three men and the girl, make up the tapestry of this famous and unforgettable novel.  The year is 1928. On the outskirts of a large German city, three young men are earning a thin and precarious living. Fully armed young storm troopers... Read more >
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The Snows of Yesteryear

Written by Gregor Von Rezzori
Translated by H. F. Broch De Rothermann
Introduction by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-281-0 (1-59017-281-7)

Gregor von Rezzori was born in Czernowitz, a onetime provincial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that was later to be absorbed successively into Romania, the USSR, and the Ukraine—a town that was everywhere and nowhere, with a population of astonishing diversity. Growing up after World War I and the collapse of... Read more >
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Ahead of All Parting
The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke
Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-60161-6 (0-679-60161-9)

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell's acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their recreation of the poet's rich formal... Read more >

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Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47373-8 (0-307-47373-2)

Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke’s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century’s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial... Read more >

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Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64232-9 (0-679-64232-3)

Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of the twentieth century. Written when the poet was himself still a young man, with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his own writing... Read more >
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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
A Novel
Written by Rainer Maria Rilke


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 27, 1990
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73245-7 (0-679-73245-4)

This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets--Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and the reality that lurks... Read more >
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Rilke: Poems

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by J.B. Leishman


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 22, 1996
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-679-45098-6 (0-679-45098-X)

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover edition contains poems from The Book of Images; New Poems; Requiem for a Friend; Poems, 1906-1926; French Poems; The Life of Mary; Sonnets to Orpheus; The Duino Elegies; Letters to a Young Poet; and an index of first lines. Read more >

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Flights of Love
Stories
Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72555-5 (0-375-72555-5)

Bernhard Schlink brings to these seven superbly crafted stories the same sleek concision and moral acuity that made The Reader an international bestseller. His characters—men with importunate appetites and unfortunate habits of deception—are uneasily suspended between the desire for love and the impulse toward flight.

A young boy’s fascination with an eerily... Read more >
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The Gordian Knot

Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72556-2 (0-375-72556-3)

Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr. Bulnakov, who has a intriguing proposition: Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died in... Read more >
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Homecoming

Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72557-9 (0-375-72557-1)

The first novel by Bernhard Schlink since his international best seller The Reader, Homecoming is the story of one man's odyssey and another man's pursuit.

A child of World War II, Peter Debauer grew up with his mother and scant memories of his father, a victim of war. Now an adult, Peter... Read more >
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The Reader
A novel
Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 7, 1999
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70797-1 (0-375-70797-2)

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna... Read more >

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The Reader (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45489-8 (0-307-45489-4)

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.
When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna... Read more >

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Self's Murder

Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70909-8 (0-375-70909-6)

Gerhard Self, the seventy-something, sambuca-drinking, Sweet-Afton smoking sleuth returns in a riveting new mystery about money-laundering, murder, and mafiosi.

Despite his failing health and his girlfriend's pleading, Gerhard Self won't stop doing what he does best—investigating. And his most recent case is one of the most intriguing of his career. Herr Welker... Read more >
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Self's Punishment

Written by Bernhard Schlink and Walter Popp


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70907-4 (0-375-70907-X)

As a young man, Gerhard Self served as a Nazi prosecutor. After the war he was barred from the judicial system and so became a private investigator. He has never, however, forgotten his complicity in evil.

Hired by a childhood friend, the aging Self searches for a prankish hacker who’s invaded the... Read more >
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Summer Lies
Stories
Written by Bernhard Schlink
Translated by Carol Janeway


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94832-8 (0-307-94832-3)

From Bernhard Schlink, the internationally best-selling author of The Reader, come seven provocative and masterfully calibrated stories. A keen dissection of the ways in which we play with truth and less-than-truth in our lives. Summer Lies brims with the delusions, the passions, the outbursts, and the sometimes irrational justifications people make... Read more >
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The Weekend

Written by Bernhard Schlink


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45631-1 (0-307-45631-5)

Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart.

They excavate old memories and pass clandestine judgments on the wildly divergent paths they’ve taken since their youth. But this isn’t just any reunion, and their conversations about the old days aren’t your typical reminiscences... Read more >
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Mrs. Sartoris

Written by Elke Schmitter


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72614-9 (0-375-72614-4)

An international sensation, Elke Schmitter’s explosive debut novel presents a modern-day twist.

Margarethe can remember very clearly the last time she was happy: she was eighteen, prized for her beauty, and swept off her feet by her wealthy, dashing boyfriend. Then he left her. For the last twenty years she has lived... Read more >
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33 Moments of Happiness
St. Petersburg Stories
Written by Ingo Schulze


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 5, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70004-0 (0-375-70004-8)

An intriguing, fabulously bizarre debut collection of short stories by prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze, author of Simple Stories.

These thirty-three macabre, often comical short pieces revolve around moments of odd bliss—moments seized by characters who have found ways to conquer the bleakness of everyday life in the chaotic world of post-communist... 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
ISBN: 978-0-307-27281-2 (0-307-27281-8)

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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New Lives

Written by Ingo Schulze


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27798-5 (0-307-27798-4)

In his long-awaited new novel, renowned German author Ingo Schulze provides a rich and nuanced panorama of a world in transition.

East Germany, January 1990. Enrico Türmer–man of the theater, aspiring novelist–has turned his back on the art world and joined a startup newspaper. Before long, the former aesthete and rebel becomes... Read more >
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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
ISBN: 978-0-307-27104-4 (0-307-27104-8)

“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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Simple Stories

Written by Ingo Schulze


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70512-0 (0-375-70512-0)

Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze's first novel, Simple Stories, is a marvel of storytelling and craft. Set in the East German town of Altenburg after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it deftly leaps among an array of confused characters caught in the crossroads of their country’s history: a lovelorn waitress... Read more >
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After Nature

Written by W.G. Sebald


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75658-0 (0-375-75658-2)

After Nature, W. G. Sebald’s first literary work, now translated into English by Michael Hamburger, explores the lives of three men connected by their restless questioning of humankind’s place in the natural world. From the efforts of each, “an order arises, in places beautiful and comforting, though more cruel, too, than... Read more >
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The Emergence of Memory
Conversations with W. G. Sebald
Written by W.G. Sebald
Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-915-6 (1-58322-915-9)

When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning translator and author Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound... Read more >
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