Death In Rome by Wolfgang KoeppenDeath In Rome by Wolfgang Koeppen

Death In Rome

byWolfgang KoeppenForeword byMichael HofmanTranslated byMichael Hofman

Paperback | June 28, 2001

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Wolfgang Koeppen's Death in Rome, in the words of translator Michael Hofmann, "is a comprehensive and brilliant provocation of an entire nation". First published in 1954 to great controversy, it is only now being recognized as a classic. A tragic portrait of Germany after World War II, Death in Rome completes the trilogy that earned Koeppen praise from Gunter Grass in his lifetime as "the greatest living German writer". Mirroring the social and political upheaval following the fall of Nazism, Koeppen here offers the story of four members of a Germany family -- a former SS officer, a young man preparing for the priesthood, a composer, and a government administrator -- reunited by chance in the decaying beauty of postwar Rome. Koeppen re-creates the soul of a nation at a significant juncture of history in this devastating work of literary genius.
Wolfgang Koeppen was born in 1906 and died in 1996 in Munich. Michael Hofmann won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for Roth's The Tale of the 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth.
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Title:Death In RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.55 × 0.65 inPublished:June 28, 2001Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393321940

ISBN - 13:9780393321944

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