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  • At the Burning Abyss

    At the Burning Abyss
    av Franz Fuhmann

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424327

    At the Burning Abyss is Franz Fuhmann's magnum opus a gripping and profoundly personal encounter with the great expressionist poet Georg Trakl. It is a taking stock of two troubled lives, a turbulent century, and the liberating power of poetry. Pick…

  • Études

    Études
    av Friederike Mayrocker

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426567

    Exploring longing, lust for life, ageing, mortality, grief, and flowers in her inimitable late style, études is a diary-like sequence of poems by one of the greatest living Austrian poets. Friederike Mayröcker’s almost daily entries give us a…

  • Drilling through Hard Boards

    Drilling through Hard Boards
    av Alexander Kluge

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424280

    Max Weber famously described politics as "a strong, slow drilling through hard boards with both passion and judgment." Taking this as his inspiration, Alexander Kluge brings readers yet another literary masterpiece. Drilling through Hard Boards is a…

  • Three Plays

    Three Plays
    av Elfriede Jelinek

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857427120

    For much of her career, Elfriede Jelinek has been maligned in the press for both her unrelenting critique of Austrian complicity in the Holocaust and her provocative deconstructions of pornography. Despite this, her central role in shaping contempor…

  • just sitting around here GRUESOMELY now

    just sitting around here GRUESOMELY now

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857428684

    Poetic prose meditations written in a lyrical stream-of-consciousness style from renowned Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker. It is summer in this book, even if nature often does not hold to summer. The flowers either have tiny buds or have long sin…

  • Requiem for Ernst Jandl

    Requiem for Ernst Jandl
    av Friederike Mayrocker

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424754

    Austrian poet and playwright Ernst Jandl died in 2000, leaving behind his partner, poet Friederike Mayrocker and bringing to an end a half century of shared life, and shared literary work. Mayrocker immediately began attempting to come to terms with…

  • The Radio Family

    The Radio Family
    av Ingeborg Bachmann

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857421913

    Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is recognized as one of postwar German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. Influenced by Hans Weigel and the legendary literary circle Gruppe 47, Bachmann gained international renown for her p…

  • Rummelplatz

    Rummelplatz
    av Werner Braunig

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423054

    Werner BrA unig was once regarded as the great hope of East German literature-until an extract from Rummelplatz was read before the East German censorship authorities in 1965, and fierce opposition summarily sealed its fate. The novel's sin? It pain…

  • The Beloved of the Dawn

    The Beloved of the Dawn

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857429001

    Four classical Greek myths retold with unexpected twists by an East German dissident.  Franz Fühmann’s subversive retellings of four Greek legends were first published in East Germany in 1980. In them, Fühmann plumbs the ancient tales’ d…

  • The God Behind the Window

    The God Behind the Window

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857429988

    Now in paperback, a comic and moving collection of stories of grumpy old men who start to find unexpected connections with the world. The thirteen stories of Michael Krüger’s The God behind the Window capture the poignancy and cynicism of late…

  • Mr. Zed's Reflections

    Mr. Zed's Reflections
    av Hans Magnus Enzensberger

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422248

    One should always only adhere to what he doesn't say. Any new book by poet, essayist, writer, and translator Hans Magnus Enzensberger, one of the world's most influential and internationally renowned German intellectuals, is cause for notice and ref…

  • Rubble Flora

    Rubble Flora
    av Volker Braun

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422187

    Rubble Flora is a selection of poems from the distinguished, half-century-long career of German poet Volker Braun. Born in the former East Germany, Braun is a humane, witty, brave, and disappointed poet. In the East, his poetry upheld the voice of t…

  • Thick of It

    Thick of It
    av Ulrike Almut Sandig

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857425560

    The poems of Ulrike Almut Sandig are at once simple and fantastic. This new collection finds her on her way to imaginary territories. Thick of It charts a journey through two hemispheres to "the center of the world" and navigates a "thicket" that is…

  • The King of China

    The King of China
    av Tilman Rammstedt

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857421654

    When Keith Stapperpfenning and his family give their grandfather the trip of a lifetime - an all-expenses-paid holiday to any destination in the world - the eccentric old man arbitrarily chooses China, and he asks Keith to accompany him. After Keith…

  • Mokusei!

    Mokusei!
    av Cees Nooteboom

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424846

    Two men talk in Tokyo. One, a Belgian, is a diplomat. The other, Dutch, is a photographer. What, they wonder, is the real face of Japan? How can they get beyond the European idea of the nation and its people with its exoticism and see Japan as it tr…

  • Among the Bieresch

    Among the Bieresch
    av Klaus Hoffer

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423061

    Young Hans arrives with one suitcase in a squalid village on the eastern edge of empire-a surreal postwar Austria. His uncle has died, and according to the tradition required by his people-the Bieresch-Hans must assume his uncle's place for one year…

  • Among the Bieresch

    Among the Bieresch
    av Klaus Hoffer

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857428400

    Young Hans arrives with one suitcase in a squalid village on the eastern edge of empire—a surreal postwar Austria. His uncle has died, and according to the tradition required by his people—the Bieresch—Hans must assume his uncle…

  • Charges (The Supplicants)

    Charges (The Supplicants)
    av Elfriede Jelinek

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423306

    In recent years, the refugee problem has become impossible to ignore, as multiple crises in the Middle East and Africa have driven thousands of desperate people to attempt Mediterranean crossings in hopes of reaching Europe, and safety. Many have di…

  • A Slap in the Face

    A Slap in the Face
    av Abbas Khider

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857425355

    In our era of mass migration, much of it driven by war and its aftermath, A Slap in the Face could not be more timely. It tells the story of Karim, an Iraqi refugee living in Germany whose right to asylum has been revoked in the wake of Saddam Husse…

  • The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven

    The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven
    av Raoul Schrott

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857425553

    Breviaries, books of standard religious readings for particular denominations, are a familiar genre with a long pedigree. But you’ve definitely never seen a breviary like this one. The Sex of the Angels is a playful, often ironic take on the b…

  • Gramsci's Fall

    Gramsci's Fall
    av Nora Bossong

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426918

    Is it possible to fight for social justice if you’ve never really loved another person? Can you save a country if you’re in love? Forty-six-year-old Anton Stöver’s marriage is broken. His affairs are a thing of the past, and his ca…

  • Fire Doesn't Burn

    Fire Doesn't Burn
    av Ralf Rothmann

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857420473

    Almost twenty years after the fall of the wall, the Kreuzberg district of Berlin has become unbearably trendy and deeply unappealing to Alina and Wolf. They move to Muggelsee, at the city's bucolic border, where the differences between East and West…

  • Blumenberg

    Blumenberg
    av Sibylle Lewitscharoff

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423696

    One night, German philosopher Hans Blumenberg returns to his study to find a shocking sight a lion lying on the floor as if it's the most natural thing in the world. The lion stretches comfortably on the Turkmen rug, eyes resting comfortably on Blum…

  • The Village Indian

    The Village Indian
    av Abbas Khider

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857421012

    Part Odyssey of the Persian Gulf and part "1001 Nights" set in Europe, this debut novel is drawn from the author's experiences as a political prisoner and as a refugee. Our hero, Rasul Hamid describes the eight different ways he fled his home in Ira…

  • The Nameless Day

    The Nameless Day
    av Friedrich Ani

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424778

    After years on the job, police detective Jakob Franck has retired. Finally, the dead with all their mysteries will no longer have any claim on him. Or so he thinks. On a cold autumn afternoon, a case he thought he'd long put behind him returns to hi…

  • The Nameless Day

    The Nameless Day

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857429995

    Now in paperback, the thrilling, psychological tale of a twenty-year-old cold case and the detective committed to solving it. After years on the job, police detective Jakob Franck has retired. Finally, the dead-with all their mysteries-will no longe…

  • The Unfinished

    The Unfinished
    av Reinhard Jirgl

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857427359

    Komotau, the Czech Republic, late summer, 1945. Four women—seventy-year-old Johanna, her two daughters Hanna and Maria, and Hanna’s daughter Anna—are ordered by the new Czech authorities to leave their homes and assemble with other…

  • Poetry and Time

    Poetry and Time
    av Joachim Sartorius

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426550

    For nearly half a century, German artist Max Neumann has worked to create, hone, and elaborate a visual vocabulary that is dark, compulsive, and forceful. A lifelong collaborator, Neumann’s paintings have accompanied the work of Cees Nooteboom…

  • Enraged Citizens, European Peace and Democratic Deficits

    Enraged Citizens, European Peace and Democratic Deficits
    av Robert Menasse

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423627

    In 2010, Robert Menasse journeyed to Brussels to begin work on a novel centered on the European Union. His extended stay resulted in a completely different book—Enraged Citizens, European Peace and Democratic Deficits, a work of nonfiction exa…

  • 'I'

    'I'
    av Wolfgang Hilbig

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422347

    This is the perfect book for paranoid times, "I" introduces us to W, a mere hangeron in East Berlin's postmodern underground literary scene. All is not as it appears, though, as W is actually a Stasi informant who reports to the mercurial David Bowi…

  • Dispatches from Moments of Calm

    Dispatches from Moments of Calm
    av Kluge

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857427021

    On October 5, 2012, the German national newspaper Die Welt published its daily issue—but things looked . . . different. Quieter. The sensations of the day, forgotten as soon as they’re read, were missing, replaced with an unprecedented c…

  • Dispatches from Moments of Calm

    Dispatches from Moments of Calm
    av Alexander Kluge

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423283

    On October 5, 2012, the German national newspaper Die Welt published its daily issue—but things looked . . . different. Quieter. The sensations of the day, forgotten as soon as they’re read, were missing, replaced with an unprecedented c…

  • It All Tastes of Farewell

    It All Tastes of Farewell
    av Brigitte Reimann

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857427809

    It All Tastes of Farewell is a frank account of one woman’s life and loves in 1960s East Germany. As a writer, Brigitte Reimann could not help but tell a compelling story, and that is born out here in her diaries, which are gripping as any nov…

  • The Abolition of Species

    The Abolition of Species
    av Dietmar Dath

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857420329

    The world as we know it is over. Man's reign on earth has come to an end, and the reign of the animals has begun. The indifferently wise Cyrus Golden the Lion rules the three-city state that is now what remains of Europe. Yet, other forces stir whil…

  • Correspondence

    Correspondence
    av Paul Celan

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426420

    Paul Celan (1920–70) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust; many of his poems, admired for their spare, precise diction, deal directly with its stark themes. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–73) is recognized as o…

  • Correspondence

    Correspondence
    av Paul Celan

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906497446

    Paul Celan (1920-70) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust; many of his poems, admired for their spare, precise diction, deal directly with its stark themes. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post -…

  • Killing Happiness

    Killing Happiness

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857428950

    German author Friedrich Ani combines deep sorrow, human darkness, and breath-taking tension in his latest crime novel. Happiness is extinguished completely one cold November night when eleven-year-old Lennard Grabbe fails to return home. Thirty-four…

  • The Jew Car

    The Jew Car
    av Franz Fuhmann

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857420862

    Originally published in 1962, Franz Fuhmann's autobiographical story cycle "The Jew Car" is a classic of German short fiction and an unparalleled examination of the psychology of National Socialism. Each story presents a snapshot of a personal and h…

  • All the Land

    All the Land
    av Jo Lendle

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426062

    How, in 1930, did Alfred Wegener, the son of minister from Berlin, find himself in the most isolated spot on earth, attempting to survive an unthinkably cold winter in the middle of Greenland? In All the Land, Jo Lendle sets out to chronicle Wegener…

  • Part of the Solution

    Part of the Solution
    av Ulrich Peltzer

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426338

    It’s Berlin in the summer of 2003—sunshine for weeks on end, weather to fall in love. And that’s just what Christian Eich, the main character in Ulrich Peltzer’s acclaimed novel Part of the Solution, does; but that’s no…

  • A History of Clouds

    A History of Clouds
    av Hans Magnus Enzensberger

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906497453

    In these ninety-nine meditations, poet and novelist Hans Magnus Enzensberger celebrates the tenacity of the normal and routine in everyday life, where the survival of the objects we use without thinking - a pair of scissors, perhaps - is both a smal…

  • Anyone Who Utters a Consoling Word Is a Traitor

    Anyone Who Utters a Consoling Word Is a Traitor
    av Alexander Kluge

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857427823

    Alexander Kluge’s work has long grappled with the Third Reich and its aftermath, and the extermination of the Jews forms its gravitational center. Kluge is forever reminding us to keep our present catastrophes in perspective—“calib…

  • Bad Words

    Bad Words
    av Ilse Aichinger

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424761

    I now no longer use the better words. Ilse Aichinger (1921-2016) was one of the most important writers of postwar Austrian and German literature. Born in 1921 to a Jewish mother, she survived World War II in Vienna, while her twin sister Helga escap…

  • December

    December
    av Alexander Kluge

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424440

    In the historic tradition of calendar stories and calendar illustrations, author and film director Alexander Kluge and celebrated visual artist Gerhard Richter have composed December, a collection of thirty-nine stories and thirty-nine snow-swept ph…

  • Comedies

    Comedies
    av Robert Walser

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424693

    Few writers have ever experienced such a steady rise in their reputation and public profile as Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956) has seen in recent years. As more of his previously little known work has been translated into English, readers hav…

  • Seasonal Time Change

    Seasonal Time Change
    av Michael Kruger

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422316

    Our twice-yearly daylight savings holiday, in which we faithfully, collectively adjust our clocks, is purely human tampering with the calendar. Yet it is a practice that is embedded in nature's principles, even as we exact more sun-light for ourselv…

  • Blumenberg

    Blumenberg

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857429971

    Now in paperback, from one of the most dazzling authors of contemporary German literature comes this delightful tale of a philosopher and his encounter with a supernatural lion. One night, German philosopher Hans Blumenberg returns to his study to f…

  • Zurich Transit

    Zurich Transit
    av Max Frisch

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906497637

    This screenplay by Swiss playwright and novelist Max Frisch was developed from an episode in his 1964 novel "Gantenbein", or "A Wilderness of Mirrors". At the center of both works is Theo Ehrismann, a man who cannot seem to change his life no matter…

  • The Dark Ship

    The Dark Ship
    av Sherko Fatah

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857420367

    Growing up in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, a young Kurdish boy named Kerim has ample opportunity to witness the murderous repression that defined the era for thousands of Iraqis. In Sherko Fatah's The Dark Ship, we experience an extraordinary new voice in…

  • Tales of Mr. Keuner

    Tales of Mr. Keuner
    av Bertolt Brecht

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424716

    From the 1920s through the 1950s, Bertolt Brecht wrote a number of short, fictionalized comments on contemporary life, politics, and thought. Through the dramatic events of the first half of the twentieth century, Brecht's Mr. Keuner offered up apho…

  • 30 April 1945

    30 April 1945
    av Alexander Kluge

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423993

    April 30, 1945, marked an end of sorts in the Third Reich. The last business day before a national holiday and then a series of transfers of power, April 30 was a day filled with contradictions and bewildering events that would forever define global…

  • The Flying Mountain

    The Flying Mountain
    av Christoph Ransmayr

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424747

    In a publishing world that is all too full of realist novels written in undistinguished prose, discernible only by their covers, The Flying Mountain stands out if for no other reason than that it consists entirely of blank verse. And that form is mo…

  • Blue Jewellery

    Blue Jewellery
    av Katharina Winkler

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857425379

    ‘Blue jewellery’ is private property. Not to be seen. Not to be talked about. It is worn like a bracelet around the wrists, on ribs, legs, arms. Blue jewellery is another name for the marks left on women’s bodies, inflicted by the…

  • Summer Resort

    Summer Resort
    av Esther Kinsky

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781906497880

    "Summer Resort", the first novel by noted translator Esther Kinsky, is set in a village somewhere on the endless Hungarian plain. It is the hottest summer in memory, and everyone in the village dreams of the sweet life in Udulo, a summer resort on a…