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The Lord Chandos Letter
And Other Writings
Written by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
Translated by Joel Rotenber
Introduction by John Banville


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 16, 2012
Price: $14.95

Hugo von Hoffmannsthal made his mark as a poet, as a playwright, and as the librettist for Richard Strauss’s greatest operas, but he was no less accomplished as a writer of short, strangely evocative prose works. The atmospheric stories and sketches collected here—fin-de-siècle fairy tales from the Vienna of Klimt and... Read more >
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Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
Written by Thomas Bernhard
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ISBN: 9781400077625
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Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
A Memoir
Written by Thomas Bernhard


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $16.95

Written with a dark pain and drama that recalls the novels of Dickens, Gathering Evidence is a powerful and compelling memoir of youth by one of the twentieth century’s most gifted writers.
 
Born in 1931, the illegitimate child of an abandoned mother, Thomas Bernhard was brought up by an eccentric grandmother... Read more >
The Emergence of Memory
Conversations with W.G. Sebald
Written by W.G. Sebald
Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

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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The Emergence of Memory
The Emergence of Memory
Written by W.G. Sebald, Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
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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
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.95

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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The Origin of German Tragic Drama
The Origin of German Tragic Drama
Written by Walter Benjamin, Translated by John Osborne, Introduction by George Steiner
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ISBN: 9781844673483
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The Origin of German Tragic Drama

Written by Walter Benjamin
Translated by John Osborne
Introduction by George Steiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $19.95

Cited by Lukács as a principal source of literary modernism, Walter Benjamin’s study of the baroque stage-form called Trauerspiel (literally, “mourning play”) is the most complete document of his prismatic literary and philosophical practice. Engaging with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century German playwrights as well as the plays of Shakespeare and Calderón and... Read more >
The Emergence of Memory
The Emergence of Memory
Written by W.G. Sebald, Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583227855
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The Emergence of Memory
Conversations with W. G. Sebald
Written by W.G. Sebald
Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $23.95

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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Telegrams of the Soul
Telegrams of the Soul
Written by Peter Altenberg, Translated by Peter Wortsman
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ISBN: 9780974968087
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Telegrams of the Soul

Written by Peter Altenberg
Translated by Peter Wortsman


Format: Trade Paperback, 147 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2005
Price: $16.00

"If it be permitted to speak of ‘love at first sound,’ then that’s what I experienced in my first encounter with this poet of prose." So said Thomas Mann of the work of PeterAltenberg. A virtuoso Fin-de-Siècle Viennese innovator of what he called the "telegram style" of writing, Altenberg’s signature short... Read more >
Lenz
Lenz
Written by Georg Buchner, Translated by Richard Sieburth
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ISBN: 9780974968025
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Lenz

Written by Georg Buchner
Translated by Richard Sieburth


Format: Trade Paperback, 199 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2004
Price: $14.00

Lenz, Georg Büchner’s visionary exploration of an 18th-century playwright’s descent into madness, has been called the inception of European modernist prose. Elias Canetti considered this short novella one of the decisive reading experiences of his life, and writers as various as Paul Celan, Christa Wolff, Peter Schneider, and Gert Hofmann have... Read more >
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