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Whole of Life

by Jürg Laederach & Geoffrey C. Howes Dalkey Archive Press (December 05, 2013)

With tongue resolutely in cheek, saxophonist, critic, poet, and one-time enfant terrible of Swiss literature Jürg Laederach here pursues the ambition of forcing all of human existence into a single novel. In...


Snow Germans

by Dmitry Vachedin & Arch Tait Glas (September 15, 2013)

A repatriated Russian German soldier on a quest for vengeance must confront cultural and psychological problems in this metaphysical tale.


Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman

by Minka Pradelski & Philip Boehm Henry Holt and Co. (July 09, 2013)

Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman is Minka Pradelski's enchanting novel of listening and telling, of the silence between Holocaust survivors and their children, and of the power of stories to mend broken bonds

When feisty...


The Taste of Apple Seeds

by Katharina Hagena William Morrow Paperbacks (February 04, 2014)

Shimmering with the incandescence and irresistible magic of the novels of Alice Hoffman, Joanne Harris, and Aimee Bender, Katharina Hagena's smash international bestseller, The Taste of Apple Seeds, is a story...


In Times of Fading Light

by Eugen Ruge & Anthea Bell Graywolf Press (June 11, 2013)

An enthrallingly expansive family saga set against the backdrop of the collapse of East German communism, from a major new international voice

* Over 450,000 copies sold in Germany alone * Rights sold in 20 countries...


City of Angels

by Christa Wolf & Damion Searls Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2013)

The stunning final novel from East Germany's most acclaimed writer

Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the writer Christa Wolf was granted access to her newly declassified Stasi files. Known for her...


Rosshalde

by Hermann Hesse & Ralph Manheim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

Rosshalde is the classic story of a man torn between obligations to his family and his longing for a spiritual fulfillment that can only be found outside the confines of conventional society.

Johann Veraguth,...


Pictor's Metamorphoses

by Hermann Hesse, Rika Lesser & Theodore Ziolkowski Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, Pictor's Metamorphoses...


Peter Camenzind

by Hermann Hesse & Michael Roloff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

Peter Camenzind, a young man from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his home and eagerly takes to the road in search of new experience. Traveling through Italy and France, Camenzind is increasingly disillusioned...


Knulp

by Hermann Hesse Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

First published in 1915, Knulp was Hesse's most popular book in the years before Demian. This is the first edition in English.

Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from town to town, staying with friends...


The Journey to the East

by Hermann Hesse & Hilda Rosner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

"A great writer . . . complex, subtle, allusive." - New York Times Book Review

In simple, mesmerizing prose, Hermann Hesse's Journey to the East tells of a journey both geographic and spiritual. H.H., a German...


Narcissus and Goldmund

by Hermann Hesse & Ursule Molinaro Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly...


Steppenwolf

by Hermann Hesse & Basil Creighton Henry Holt and Co. (January 22, 2013)

Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the...


Beneath the Wheel

by Hermann Hesse & Michael Roloff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious...


Demian

by Hermann Hesse Henry Holt and Co. (January 22, 2013)

A brilliant journey of the psyche written by one of Germany's most influential writers and thinkers, Herman Hesse

First published in 1919 under the pseudonyn Emil Sinclair, Demian follows the life of a troubled...


Gertrude

by Hermann Hesse & Hilda Rosner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 21, 2012)

With Gertrude, Herman Hesse continues his lifelong exploration of the irreconcilable elements of human existence. In this fictional memoir, the renowned composer Kuhn recounts his tangled relationships with...


Life Goes On

by Hans Keilson & Damion Searls Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2012)

Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On was Hans Keilson's literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany between the world...


Awakening to the Great Sleep War

by Gert Jonke & Jean M. Snook Dalkey Archive Press (December 27, 2012)

One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous...


Across

by Peter Handke & Ralph Manheim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 15, 2000)

Handke's novel tells the story of a quiet, organized classics teacher named Andreas Loser. One night, on the way to his regularly scheduled card game, he passes a tree that has been defaced by a swastika. Impulsively...


The Hunger Angel

by Herta Müller & Philip Boehm Henry Holt and Co. (April 24, 2012)

A masterful new novel from the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize, hailed for depicting the "landscape of the dispossessed" with "the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose" (Nobel Prize Committee)

It...


Absence

by Peter Handke & Ralph Manheim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 15, 2000)

The time is an unspecified modernity, the place possibly Europe. Absence follows four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- as they journey to a desolate wasteland beyond...


Crossing the Sierra de Gredos

by Peter Handke & Krishna Winston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 10, 2007)

On the outskirts of a northwestern European riverport city lives a powerful woman banker, a public figure admired and hated in equal measure, who has decided to turn from the worlds of high finance and modern...


The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

by Peter Handke & Michael Roloff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 10, 2007)

The first of Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the…breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's The Stranger...


Rebellion

by Joseph Roth & Michael Hofmann St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2010)

From Joseph Roth, an allegorical yet decidedly modern novelist, comes this story of postwar disillusion, the limits of faith, and "personal fate as governed by the blind, casual workings of a machine controlled...


The Druggist of Auschwitz

by Dieter Schlesak & John Hargraves Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2011)

Dieter Schlesak's haunting novel The Druggist of Auschwitz—beautifully translated from the German by John Hargraves—is a frighteningly vivid portrayal of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of criminal...


The Appointment

by Herta Müller, Philip Boehm & Michael Hulse Henry Holt and Co. (September 13, 2001)

From the winner of the IMPAC Award and the Nobel Prize, a fierce novel about a young Romanian woman's discovery of betrayal in the most intimate reaches of her life

"I've been summoned. Thursday, ten sharp."...


The Death of the Adversary

by Hans Keilson & Ivo Jarosy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 20, 2010)

Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed "adversary" whom he watches rise to power in 1930s...


Don Juan

by Peter Handke & Krishna Winston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 15, 2010)

A MODERN MASTER'S WRY AND ENTERTAINING TAKE ON HISTORY'S BEST-KNOWN LOVER

In Don Juan, Peter Handke offers his take on the famous seducer. Don Juan's story—"his own version"—is filtered through the consciousness...


Moment of True Feeling

by Peter Handke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 1977)

At the beginning of Peter Handke's novel, Gregor Keuschnig awakens from a nightmare in which he has committed murder, and announces, "From today on, I shall be leading a double life." The duplicity, however,...


Left Handed Women

by Peter Handke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 1978)

One evening, when Marianne and her husband, Bruno, are dining out together to celebrate his return from a business trip, Marianne listens to him speak and realizes suddenly yet finally that Bruno will leave...


Repetition

by Peter Handke & Ralph Manheim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 1988)

Set in 1960, this novel tells of Filib Kobal's journey from his home in Carinthia to Slovenia on the trail of his missing brother, Gregor. He is armed only with two of Gregor's books: a copy book from agricultural...


My Year In No Man's Bay

by Peter Handke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 1998)

In his most substaintial novel to date, Handke tells the story of an Austrian writer--a man much like Handke himself--who undergoes a "metamorphosis" from self-assured artist into passive "observer and chronicler."...


Intrusions

by Ursula Hegi Touchstone (October 01, 2012)

Brilliantly stretching literary conventions, Ursula Hegi, author of the best-selling Stones from the River, creates a funny and original novel within a novel to explore the doubts, decisions, and "might-have-beens"...


Elefant

by Martin Suter & Jamie Bulloch Fourth Estate (May 31, 2018)

The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant

The most enjoyable novel I’ve read all year’ Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen...


The Dead

by Christian Kracht & Daniel Bowles Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 17, 2018)

“A great Faustian fable, and a literary endeavor of historical ingenuity that we now may start to characterize as Krachtian.” —Karl Ove Knausgaard

In Berlin, Germany, in the early 1930s, the acclaimed...


The Dance by the Canal

by Kerstin Hensel & Jen Calleja Peirene Press (September 18, 2017)

A tragicomic satire from the heart of East Germany.

Gabriela grows up in the East German town of Leibnitz. Her father is a famous surgeon, her mother a respected society hostess. The girl, however, struggles...


The Last Summer

by Ricarda Huch & Jamie Bulloch Peirene Press (February 24, 2016)

A psychological thriller by the pioneering German writer Ricarda Huch. A novel of letters from the last century - but one with an astonishingly modern feel. Now for the first time in English..

Russia at the beginning...


The Moravian Night

by Peter Handke & Krishna Winston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 06, 2016)

An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer, from one of Europe’s most provocative novelists

Mysteriously summoned to a houseboat on the Morava River, a few friends, associates, and collaborators...


The Trick: A Novel

by Emanuel Bergmann Atria Books (September 19, 2017)

Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern-day Los Angeles, “The Trick is a lyrical, uplifting, and funny story that will tug at all of your heartstrings” (Armando Lucas Correa, bestselling author...


Cabo de Gata

by Eugen Ruge Graywolf Press (November 01, 2016)

A witty, philosophical novel by the author of the internationally bestselling In Times of Fading Light

Sometimes a cat comes into your life when you least expect it.

An unnamed writer finds himself in Cabo de...


A Whole Life

by Robert Seethaler & Charlotte Collins Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 13, 2016)

An international bestseller

Andreas Egger knows every path and peak of his mountain valley, the source of his sustenance, his livelihood--his home.

Set in the mid-twentieth century and told with beauty and tenderness,...


The Fox Was Ever the Hunter

by Herta Müller & Philip Boehm Henry Holt and Co. (May 10, 2016)

An early masterpiece from the winner of the Nobel Prize hailed as the laureate of life under totalitarianism

Romania-the last months of the Ceausescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician....


On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House

by Peter Handke & Krishna Winston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 29, 2015)

A short, powerful new novel by one of the greatest writers in the German language

On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House is Peter Handke's evocative, moving, often fantastic, novel about one man's conflict with...


Imperium

by Christian Kracht & Daniel Bowles Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 14, 2015)

An outrageous, fantastical, uncategorizable novel of obsession, adventure, and coconuts

In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck...


Look Who's Back

by Timur Vermes & Jamie Bulloch MacLehose Press (May 05, 2015)

"What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern-day Berlin? In a bestselling satirical novel, he'd end up a TV comedy star . . . [Look Who's Back] has unsurprisingly sparked debate in a country that has...


Whispering Shadows: A Novel

by Jan-Philipp Sendker Atria / 37 INK (April 14, 2015)

In this first book of the Rising Dragon series, “explore a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience” (Kirkus Reviews) as an expat journalist tries to crack a murder case in the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching”...