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Posthumous Papers of a Living Author
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This collection of exploratory pieces, short stories, and reflections was originally published in Zurich in 1936. It was the last volume Robert Musil published before his sudden death in 1942. Musil had begun to fathom the impossibility of com- pleting his…
Hinkemann: A Tragedy
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|October 15, 2019

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In his day Ernst Toller (1893-1939) was as renowned as the young Bertolt Brecht. High profile persona non-grata in 1933 when the Nazis came to power, Toller fled to London, went on a lecture tour to the U.S. in 1936, and tried to make a go of it as a screenwriter…
Intimate Ties: Two Novellas
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|May 28, 2019

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Two erotic novellas by one of the masters of high modernism. First published in 1911, Intimate Ties is Robert Musil's second book, consisting of two novellas, "The Culmination of Love" and "The Temptation of Silent Veronica." Each revolves around a troubled…
Konundrum: Selected Prose Of Franz Kafka
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|November 1, 2016

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In this new selection and translation, Peter Wortsman mines Franz Kafka's entire opus of short prose--including works published in the author's brief lifetime, posthumously published stories, journals, and letters--for narratives that sound the imaginative…
The Creator
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|November 30, 2014

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Billed by its author--the pseudonymous Mynona (German for “anonymous” backward)--as “the most profound magical experiment since Nostradamus,” The Creator tells the tale of Gumprecht Weiss, an intellectual who has withdrawn from a life…
Cold Earth Wanderers
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|November 7, 2014

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A science fiction novel set in a completely built up world where vertical values are prized while all horizontal tendencies are suspect. An illicit underground group is hoping to break through to the elusive outside but special agents of the IVT (Institute for…
Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm: with 24 full-color illustrations by Haitian artists
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This new edition of the beloved tales of the Brothers Grimm – selected, translated and edited by Peter Wortsman - is drawn from the 1857 edition of the German original, the last edition reviewed and approved by the Brothers in their lifetime. Over the…
Tales Of The German Imagination From The Brothers Grimm To Ingeborg Bachmann
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Spanning the Brothers Grimm to Kafka and beyond, a new collection of the most strange and fantastical German stories from the past 200 years   Franz Kafka posthumously cornered the nightmare market in the twentieth century. Yet in our adulation of Kafka's…
Selected Prose of Heinrich von Kleist
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In this extraordinary and unpredictable cross-section of the work of one of the most influential free spirits of German letters, Peter Wortsman captures the breathlessness and power of Heinrich von Kleist’s transcendent prose. These tales, essays, and…
Travel Pictures
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|April 28, 2008

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Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), one of Germany’s most revered poets, is equally well-known for his idiosyncratic prose, the vibrant voice of which feels astonishingly modern in its familiar tone and thematic acrobatics. Travel Pictures comprises the…
Telegrams of the Soul: Selected Prose of Peter Altenberg
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"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…
The Caring Heirs Of Doctor Samuel Bard: Profiles Of Selected Distinguished Graduates Of Columbia…
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