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  • Every Man Dies Aloneby Hans Fallada; Michael Hofmann

    Melville House 2009; US$ 12.99

    Based on a true story, this never-before-translated masterpiece was overlooked for years after its author—a bestselling writer before World War II who found himself in a Nazi insane asylum at war’s end—died just before it was published. In a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis, it tells the sweeping saga of one working-class... more...

  • The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century German Poemsby Michael Hofmann

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Rilke, Sachs, Brecht, Celan: German has produced some of the giants of 20th century European poetry. In this new selection, complete with many new translations, Michael Hofmann guides us through the poems, poets and themes of German verse. Meticulously researched but eminently approachable, The Faber Book of Twentieth Century German Poems is an... more...

  • Where Have You Been?by Michael Hofmann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 24.50

    An adventure with a roving genius of literary criticism Michael Hofmann—poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond—has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely nestled between the covers of Where Have You Been? , he offers a hand to guide us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, leading us on a trip... more...

  • Where Have You Been?by Michael Hofmann

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 30.99

    Michael Hofmann - a poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond - has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely nestled between the covers of Where Have You Been?, he offers a hand to guide us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, leading us on a trip through what to read, how to think, and why to like.... more...

  • Reine Seelen und komische Ritterby Michael Hofmann

    J.B. Metzler 2016; US$ 21.63

    In exemplarischen Einzelanalysen zeigt der Autor, daß die versepischen Texte Christoph Martin Wielands aus verschiedenen Phasen seines Schaffens als Beiträge zur literarischen Aufklärung zu verstehen sind. Dieser geht es im literarischen Medium um eine selbstkritische Reflexion des Anspruchs aufklärerischer Rationalität und der Stellung des Subjekts... more...

  • Nights in the Iron Hotelby Michael Hofmann

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 16.03

    Michael Hofmann, a much-praised contributor to Poetry Introduction 5 , was born in Germany in 1957 but brought up in Britain. Nights in the Iron Hotel , which won the author a Cholmondeley Award in 1984, is his first full-length volume. Hofmann's poems are marked by a classical authority, a formidable ironic intelligence, wide-ranging subject... more...

  • Habermas’s Public Sphereby Michael Hofmann

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 104.00

    Habermas’s Public Sphere: A Critique systematically analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of Habermas’s classic public sphere concept to reinvigorate it for evaluating the liberal promises and realities of modern societies. more...

  • In Strange Gardens and Other Storiesby Peter Stamm; Michael Hofmann

    Other Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday life. They are bankers, students, mothers, or retirees. They live in New York City or somewhere in Switzerland, they work in London or Riga, they cross paths in a Fado bar in Lisbon. They breathe the banal routine of daily life. It... more...

  • On A Day Like Thisby Peter Stamm; Michael Hofmann

    Other Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    A new novel of artful understatement about mortality, estrangement, and the absurdity of life from the acclaimed author of Unformed Landscape and In Strange Gardens On a day like any other, Andreas changes his life. When a routine doctor’s visit leads to an unexpected prognosis, a great yearning takes hold of him—but who can tell if it is homesickness... more...

  • Unformed Landscapeby Peter Stamm; Michael Hofmann

    Other Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    Unformed Landscape begins in a small village on a fjord in the Finnmark, on the northeastern coast of Norway, where the borders between Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia lie covered in snow and darkness, where the real borders are between day and night, summer and winter, and between people. Here, a sensitive young woman like Kathrine finds... more...