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Susan Bernofsky

Susan Bernofsky is the translator of books by Robert Walser, Gregor von Rezzori, Yoko Tawada, and others. Her translations have appeared in numerous literary journals. She is the author of Foreign Words: Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe, and is the recipient of a PEN Translation grant and a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She is also the recipient of the 2006 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Outstanding Translation for her translation of Jenny Erpenbeck's The Old Child & Other Stories (New Directions). She lives with her husband in Boiceville, New York.

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Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Introduction by Tom Robbins
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7478-2 (0-8129-7478-6)

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Introduction by Tom Robbins
Modern Library | Hardcover | July 2006
$16.95/23.95(Canada) | 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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