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  • Inkblotby Damion Searls

    Simon & Schuster UK 2017; US$ 27.00 US$ 18.99

    Despite decades of controversy, the Rorschach test is still widely used and continues to pervade popular culture. Shouldn't we have written off this rather embarrassing vestige of early twentieth-century pseudoscience long ago, along with hypnosis, orgone boxes, and truth serum? In fact, the Rorschach test remains because it works-much better than... more...

  • The Inkblotsby Damion Searls

    Crown/Archetype 2017; US$ 28.00

    The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture   In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud... more...

  • Comedy in a Minor Keyby Hans Keilson; Damion Searls

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 13.99

    A penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation?and, true to its title, a dark comedy of wartime manners? Comedy in a Minor Key tells the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, then must dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947 and now translated... more...

  • Kippenbergerby Susanne Kippenberger; Damion Searls

    J&L Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much a player in the international art world of the 1970s right up until his death in 1997, commissioning... more...

  • Life Goes Onby Hans Keilson; Damion Searls

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99

    Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On was Hans Keilson's literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany between the world wars. It is the story of Herr Seldersen?a Jewish store owner modeled on Keilson's father, a textile merchant and decorated World War I veteran?along... more...

  • City of Angelsby Christa Wolf; Damion Searls

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 15.99

    The stunning final novel from East Germany's most acclaimed writer Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the writer Christa Wolf was granted access to her newly declassified Stasi files. Known for her defiance and outspokenness, Wolf was not especially surprised to discover forty-two volumes of documents produced by the East German... more...

  • Young Onceby Patrick Modiano; Damion Searls

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 16.95

    AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature   Young Once is a crucial book in the career of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. It was his breakthrough novel, in which he stripped away the difficulties of his earlier work and found a clear, mysteriously moving voice for his haunting stories of love, nostalgia, and grief. It... more...

  • Bright Magicby Alfred Doblin; Damion Searls

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 17.95

    Alfred Döblin was a titan of modern German literature. This collection of stories?astonishingly, the first collection of his stories ever published in English?shows him to have been equally adept in shorter forms.   Included in its entirety is Döblin?s first book, The Murder of a Buttercup , a work of savage brilliance and a landmark of literary... more...

  • Eva Braunby Heike B. Gortemaker; Damion Searls

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike B. Görtemaker delves into the startlingly neglected historical truth about Adolf Hitler?s mistress. More than just the vapid blonde of popular cliché, Eva Braun was a capricious but uncompromising, fiercely loyal companion to Hitler; theirs was a relationship that flew in the face... more...

  • Eva Braunby Heike B. Gortemaker; Damion Searls

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.27

    DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR and BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK CLUB title 'I want to be a beautiful corpse, I will take poison' Eva Braun, 1945 Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler were together for fourteen years, a relationship that ended only with their marriage and double suicide in Berlin. Braun was obsessed with sport, fashion, photography... more...