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Written by DANIEL KEHLMANN
Translator ROSS BENJAMIN

Format: Hardcover, 128 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 06/13/2017

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87192-8

From the internationally best-selling author of Measuring the World and F, an eerie and supernatural tale of a writer's emotional collapse

"It is fitting that I'm beginning a new notebook up here. New surroundings and new ideas, a new beginning. Fresh air."

This passage is from the first entry of a journal kept by the narrator of Daniel Kehlmann's spellbinding new novel. It is the record of the seven days that he, his wife, and his four-year-old daughter spend in a house they have rented in...

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Written by FRIEDRICH SCHILLER
Introduction by ALEXANDER SCHMIDT
Translator KEITH TRIBE

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 12/06/2016

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-141-39696-5

German poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller’s famous text on art, politics, and society

The artist is certainly the child of his age, but all the worse for him if he is at the same time its pupil, even worse its minion.”

One of the most profound works of German philosophy, Friedrich Schiller’s On the Aesthetic Education of Man examines politics, revolution, and the history of ideas in order argue that art should have a greater role in shaping society. Deeply disillusioned with the course...

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Written by FRANZ KAFKA
Foreword by DANIEL FRANK

Format: Hardcover, 144 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 11/17/2015

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-0-805-21265-5

The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception of a thought. Franz Kafka composed aphorisms during two periods in his life. A series of 109 was written between September 1917 and April 1918, in Zürau, West Bohemia, while Kafka was on a visit to his sister Ottla, hoping for a brief respite following the diagnosis of the tuberculosis virus that would...

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Written by FRANZ KAFKA
Translator ERNST KAISER, EITHNE WILKINS

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 11/03/2015

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-805-21266-2

Franz Kafka wrote this letter to his father, Hermann Kafka, in November 1919. Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, relates that Kafka actually gave the letter to his mother to hand to his father, hoping it might renew a relationship that had lost itself in tension and frustration on both sides. But Kafka’s probing of the deep flaw in their relationship spared neither his father nor himself. He could not help seeing the failure of communication between father and son as another moment in the...

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Written by FRANZ KAFKA
Translator PHILIP BOEHM

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 11/03/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-805-21267-9

In no other work does Franz Kafka reveal himself as in Letters to Milena, which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but doomed epistolary love affair. Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenská, was a gifter and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and his even more complex character. For thirty-six-year-old Kafka, she was "a living fire, such as I have never seen." It was to Milena that he revealed his...

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Written by DANIEL KEHLMANN
Translator CAROL JANEWAY

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/04/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17159-5

Longlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award

From the internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World, here is a dazzling tragicomedy about the three sons of a lost father.

Arthur Friedland is a wannabe writer who one day takes his sons to a performance by the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. Arthur declares himself immune to hypnosis and a disbeliever in magic. But the Great Lindemann knows better, and after he extracts Arthur’s deepest secrets and tells him to make them...

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Written by ZORAN DRVENKAR

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 07/21/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94796-3

Five rebellious teenage girls open the door to chaos and run, with five kilos of heroin and a gun in their luggage. One notorious kingpin is haunted by his past—and determined to find his missing cache of drugs. A legendary terror travels the highways, ready to kill again without mercy.
 
From Berlin to Hamburg to the desolate Norwegian coast, all hurtle toward each other. Full of revenge, they have no idea that YOU are watching them. 
 
A gritty, pulsating, psychological thriller told through...

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Written by JULI ZEH
Translator JOHN CULLEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 06/23/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-91050-4

Longlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award

In this riveting tale we meet two couples caught in a web of conflicting passions, Diving instructor Sven Fiedler and his girlfriend, Antje, who live and work on the Spanish island of Lanzarote. When a tourist couple—Jola, a soap opera actress, and Theo, a stalled novelist—arrive for an intensive two-week diving experience, Sven is captivated by Jola’s beauty and evident wealth. 

Theo suspects that Sven and Jola have begun an affair, but...

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Written by ROLF BAUERDICK
Translator DAVID DOLLENMAYER

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/08/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-73975-9

Winner of the European Book Award

November, 1957. The Soviets have just launched the Sputnik, and communism rules in Eastern Europe, but the village of Baia Luna, nestled in the Carpathian mountains, is a world unto itself, populated with gypsy-philosophers and mysterious priests. But for fifteen-year-old Pavel Botev, this world begins to come apart the day teacher asks him to hang a photo of the new party secretary, then whispers a startling directive into his ear. 
       
“Send this man...

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A NOVEL
Written by ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
Translator JAMES STERN

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 04/01/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-449-91251-5

The searing novel of a Nazi death camp, based on dozens of eyewitness accounts. 509 is a political prisoner in a German concentration camp. For ten years, he has persevered in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation--or force their own--then their suffering will not have been in vain.

Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the...

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MEMOIRS OF A GERMAN CHILDHOOD
Written by JOACHIM C. FEST

Format: Trade Paperback, 458 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 02/11/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51610-2

Few writers have deepened our understanding of the Third Reich as much as German historian, biographer, journalist, and critic Joachim Fest. His biography of Adolf Hitler has reached millions of readers around the world. Born in 1926, Fest experienced firsthand the rise of the Nazis, the Second World War, and a catastrophically defeated Germany, thus becoming a vital witness to these difficult years.

In this memoir of his childhood and youth, Fest offers a far-reaching view of how he...

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A NOVEL
Written by ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
Translator DENVER LINDLEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 12/17/2013

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-449-91247-8

Two displaced persons travel Europe during World War II looking for safe haven and trying to make ends meet. Political dissidents, Jews, medical students, petty criminals. Among the thousands of displaced persons traveling the unpaved roads of Europe, there are Steiner and Kern. Both have irritated officials for outstaying their cold, two-week welcome in Czechoslovakia, so they must leave. Not that either has any place to go; not in 1939. When a man is led by a guard to the border of one...

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