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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Transit

Written by Anna Seghers
Afterword by Heinrich Boll
Translated by Margot Bettauer Dembo
Introduction by Peter Conrad


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-625-2 (1-59017-625-1)

Anna Seghers’s Transit is an existential, political, literary thriller that explores the agonies of boredom, the vitality of storytelling, and the plight of the exile with extraordinary compassion and insight.

Having escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in Germany in 1937, and later a camp in Rouen, the nameless twenty-seven-year-old German... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Seven Years

Written by Peter Stamm
Translated by Michael Hofmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-394-1 (1-59051-394-0)

Alex has spent the majority of his adult life between two very different women–and he can’t make up his mind. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man would want. Intelligent, gorgeous, charming, and ambitious, she worked tirelessly alongside him to open their architecture firm and to build a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rider on the White Horse

Written by Theodor Storm
Translated by James Wright
Foreword by James Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-301-5 (1-59017-301-5)

“The Rider on the White Horse” begins as a ghost story. A traveler finds himself caught in dangerously rough weather. On an island just offshore he glimpses the specter of a rider on a white horse rising and plunging in the wind and rain. Taking shelter at a local inn, the... Read more >

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Perfume
The Story of a Murderer
Written by Patrick Suskind


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72584-5 (0-375-72584-9)

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion-his sense of smell-leads to murder.

In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift-an absolute sense of smell. As a... Read more >

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Youth Without God

Written by Odon Von Horvath
Translated by R. Wills Thomas
Introduction by Liesl Schillinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-119-5 (1-61219-119-3)

Written in exile while in flight from the Nazis, this dark, bizarre evocation of everyday life under fascism is available for the first time in thirty years.

This last book by Ödön von Horváth, one of the 20th-century’s great but forgotten writers, is a dark fable about guilt, fate, and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Duel

Written by Heinrich von Kleist
Translated by Annie Janusch


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-53-0 (1-935554-53-0)

A new translation of a key work by one of European literature’s most important early writers.

One of the few novellas written by the master German playwright, The Duel was considered by Thomas Mann and others to be one of the great works of German literature. The story of a virtuous woman... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Ermine in Czernopol

Written by Gregor von Rezzori
Translated by Philip Boehm
Introduction by Daniel Kehlmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-341-1 (1-59017-341-4)

“The city lies somewhere in the godforsaken southeastern part of Europe and is named Czernopol,” Gregor von Rezzori writes in the prelude to this major early novel, the first part of a trilogy based on the author’s childhood that would grow to include some of his finest work: the scintillating memoir... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Crime and Guilt
Stories
Written by Ferdinand von Schirach
Translated by Carol Janeway


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74093-9 (0-307-74093-5)

From Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany’s most prominent defense attorneys, comes a jolting debut collection of short stories that daringly brings to light the motivations stirring within the criminal mind. By turns witty and sorrowful, unflinchingly brutal and heartbreaking, the deeply affecting, quietly unnerving cases presented in Crime urge a... Read more >

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Guilt
Stories
Written by Ferdinand von Schirach
Translated by Carol Janeway


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59949-0 (0-307-59949-3)

On a sweltering day in August, a small town drunkenly celebrates its six-hundredth anniversary with a funfair when an anonymous tip leads police to find a young woman brutally beaten, raped, and thrown under the floorboards of the very stage on which her attackers had just played a polka. An eight-member... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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a movie...and a book

Written by Daniel Wagner


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7617-8 (1-4000-7617-X)

“Life is a game: it's a movie and it's a book. It's not always easy, but there is always a way. You just have to look at it the right way.”

In this stunning debut, Daniel Wagner delivers a soulful examination of the forces that both drive us and oppose us. Jim... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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April in Paris

Written by Michael Wallner


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27768-8 (0-307-27768-2)

Michael Wallner's thrilling first novel, set in occupied France during World War II, movingly recounts the impossible love affair between a German soldier and a French resistance fighter.

Roth, a young soldier in the SS and a fluent French translator, works as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters. But while... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Russian Affair

Written by Michael Wallner


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47503-9 (0-307-47503-4)

With bravura storytelling, stunning authenticity, and unforgettable characters, The Russian Affair brings readers into a world of love, intrigue and espionage in the midst of the Cold War.

Twenty-nine-year-old Anna Viktorovna lives in Moscow with her young son and her father, a once popular and respected poet who has fallen into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Berlin Stories

Written by Robert Walser
Edited by Jochen Greven
Translated by Susan Bernofsky
Introduction by Susan Bernofsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-454-8 (1-59017-454-2)

In 1905 the young Swiss writer Robert Walser arrived in Berlin to join his older brother Karl, already an important stage set designer, and immediately threw himself into the vibrant social and cultural life of the city. Berlin Stories collects his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical observations on every aspect of... Read more >
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A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories

Written by Robert Walser
Translated by Damion Searls
Introduction by Ben Lerner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-672-6 (1-59017-672-3)

This new collection of more than seventy stories by the iconic modern writer Robert Walser, includes stories that have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, n+1 online, Vice, and elsewhere. Also included is the complete “Fritz Kocher’s Essays,” the “collected works,” so to speak, of a boy who died young, consisting entirely of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Medea

Written by Christa Wolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 17, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51857-4 (0-385-51857-9)

Medea is among the most notorious women in the canon of Greek tragedy: a woman scorned who sacrifices her own children to her jealous rage. In her gripping new novel, Christa Wolf explodes this myth, revealing a fiercely independent woman ensnared in a brutal political battle.

Medea, driven by her conscience to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

In Free Fall

Written by Juli Zeh
Translated by Christine Lo


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-53318-8 (0-385-53318-7)

A rising star who has garnered some of Europe’s most important literary prizes, Juli Zeh has established herself as the new master of the philosophical thriller. With In Free Fall, she now takes us on a fast-paced ride through deadly rivalry and love’s infinite configurations.

Against the backdrop of Germany and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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