Hothouse by Wolfgang KoeppenHothouse by Wolfgang Koeppen


byWolfgang KoeppenTranslated byMichael Hofmann

Paperback | July 25, 2002

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A Masterpiece By A writer long neglected in America, The Hotbouse created a literary stir when it appeared in hardcover. Evoking comparisons to works by James Joyce & Malcolm Lowry, it traces the final two days in the life of a minor German politician, Keetenheuve, a man disillusioned by the corruption of post-World War II German politics & grieving after the sudden death of his wife. With a passionate, despairing voice, Wolfgang Koeppen (1906-1996), whom Gunter Grass once called the "greatest living German writer," creates a portrait of idealism crushed by political & personal compromise.
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.
Title:HothouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.4 × 0.53 inPublished:July 25, 2002Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393323269

ISBN - 13:9780393323269