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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
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...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 14.99
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... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 26.99
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 secret... more...
- Scribe Publications 2012; US$ 20.99
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 tells the story of Max Seldersen ? a Jewish store owner modelled on Keilson?s father, a textile merchant and decorated World War... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.95
More than a thousand years ago, an extraordinary trove of early Buddhist sutras and other scriptures was secreted away in caves near the Silk Road city of Tun-huang. But who hid this magnificent treasure and why? In Tun-huang , the great modern Japanese novelist Yasushi Inoue tells the story of Chao Hsing-te, a young Chinese man whose accidental failure... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 22.95
Henry David Thoreau?s Journal was his life?s work: the daily practice of writing that accompanied his daily walks, the workshop where he developed his books and essays, and a project in its own right?one of the most intensive explorations ever made of the everyday environment, the revolving seasons, and the changing self. It is a treasure trove of... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 14.00
No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. No one, for that matter, has written with such pristine clarity about the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept... more...