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Books That Travel 2021

These outstanding German books in translation will travel to book fairs all over the world–when so many of us are keeping our distance and staying close to home, we can still travel through these books.

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Kraft

Kraft

Europe and America, classical learning and Silicon Valley come together in a well-crafted novel about a man facing the ruins...

Europe and America, classical learning and Silicon Valley come together in a well-crafted novel about a man facing the ruins of his life, and his world.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-374-18214-4
Author:
Jonas Lüscher
Pages:
224
Format:
14.61 x 2.24 x 21.64
Price:
€19.95
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United States
The Unfinished

The Unfinished

A tale of four generations plays out between the ruins of Nazi Germany and the rise and fall of communist...

A tale of four generations plays out between the ruins of Nazi Germany and the rise and fall of communist East Germany, the birth of the Berlin Republic, and the shadow of a new millennium.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-85742-735-9
Author:
Reinhard Jirgl, Iain Galbraith
Pages:
300
Price:
€19.90
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United States
Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas

Knotty, darkly comical, and magnificent in its weirdness, this short novel by Heinrich von Kleist is among the most influential...

Knotty, darkly comical, and magnificent in its weirdness, this short novel by Heinrich von Kleist is among the most influential tales in German literature. First published in 1810.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-8112-2834-3
Author:
Heinrich von Kleist
Pages:
144
Rights sold to:
United States
Code Zero

Code Zero

Zero, an anonymous activist, has given the world a warning: stop the tech giants before it’s too late. But is...

Zero, an anonymous activist, has given the world a warning: stop the tech giants before it’s too late. But is anyone listening? An unputdownable technothriller by international best-selling author Marc Elsberg.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-78416-348-8
Author:
Marc Elsberg, Simon Pare
Pages:
422
Format:
12.7 x 2.79 x 19.81
Price:
€19.95
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United States
The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume II: A Novel

The Aesthetics of Resistance

Volume II: A Novel

The Aesthetics of Resistance is one of the truly great works of postwar German literature and an essential resource for...

The Aesthetics of Resistance is one of the truly great works of postwar German literature and an essential resource for understanding twentieth-century German history.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-4780-0699-2
Author:
Peter Weiss, Joel Scott
Pages:
320
Format:
15.6 x 1.78 x 23.39
Price:
€24.95
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United States
The Bohemians The Lovers Who Led Germany’s Resistance Against the Nazis

The Bohemians

The Lovers Who Led Germany’s Resistance Against the Nazis

From the New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed, the incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led...

From the New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed, the incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin.

Publisher:
Topic:
Non-fiction
ISBN:
978-1-328-56630-0
Author:
Norman Ohler
Pages:
320
Format:
23,5x16,1x3,4
Price:
€19.99
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United States
Waiting on the Opposite Stage

Waiting on the Opposite Stage

Collected Poems by Heiner Müller

Best known for his postmodern play Hamletmachine, the dramatist Heiner Müller was also a gifted and prolific poet. This book...

Best known for his postmodern play Hamletmachine, the dramatist Heiner Müller was also a gifted and prolific poet. This book collects over four hundred poems, including unpublished drafts and fragments.

Publisher:
Topic:
Poetry
ISBN:
978-0-85742-690-1
Author:
Heiner Müller, James Reidel
Price:
€49.95
Rights sold to:
United States
Sometimes a Single Leaf

Sometimes a Single Leaf

Whether in poetry, fiction, radio drama or sound installations, Dischereit's work represents a unique departure in recent European writing. This...

Whether in poetry, fiction, radio drama or sound installations, Dischereit's work represents a unique departure in recent European writing. This is a poetry selection across three decades.

Publisher:
Topic:
Poetry
ISBN:
978-1-911469-71-1
Author:
Esther Dischereit
Pages:
133
Format:
22.3 x 2.1 x 14.5 cm
Price:
€18.00
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United States
Charisma and Disenchantment

Charisma and Disenchantment

A new translation of two celebrated lectures on politics, academia, and the disenchantment of the world. The German sociologist Max...

A new translation of two celebrated lectures on politics, academia, and the disenchantment of the world. The German sociologist Max Weber was one of the most astute and influential theorists of the modern condition.

Publisher:
Topic:
Non-fiction
ISBN:
978-1-68137-389-8
Author:
Max Weber, Damion Searls
Pages:
176
Format:
12.73 x 1.27 x 20.22
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United States
The Last Winter of the Weimar Republic

The Last Winter of the Weimar Republic

A thrilling day-by-day account of the final months of the Weimar Republic, documenting the collapse of democracy in Germany and...

A thrilling day-by-day account of the final months of the Weimar Republic, documenting the collapse of democracy in Germany and Hitler’s frightening rise to power.

Publisher:
Topic:
Non-fiction
ISBN:
978-1-64313-333-1
Author:
Rüdiger Barth, Hauke Friederichs, Caroline Waight
Pages:
384
Format:
15.24 x 4.06 x 22.86
Price:
€26.99
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United States
darkness-falling

Darkness Falling

The Strange Death of the Weimar Republic, 1930-33

An enthralling narrative history of Weimar Berlin in the three years before the Nazi takeover and a dramatic account of...

An enthralling narrative history of Weimar Berlin in the three years before the Nazi takeover and a dramatic account of Germany's slide from parliamentary democracy to dictatorship.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-80024-228-9
Author:
Peter Walther
Pages:
416
Price:
€22.00
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United States
Self-portrait with Russian piano

Self-Portrait with Russian Piano

A literary sonata circling the eternal question of whether beauty, music, and passion are worth the sacrifices some people are...

A literary sonata circling the eternal question of whether beauty, music, and passion are worth the sacrifices some people are compelled to make for them.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-374-26049-1
Author:
Wolf Wondratschek, Marshall Yarbrough
Pages:
224
Format:
14.4 x 2.29 x 21.67
Price:
€23.99
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United States
The Piano Student

The Piano Student

The Piano Student depicts an affair between one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated pianists, Vladimir Horowitz, and his young...

The Piano Student depicts an affair between one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated pianists, Vladimir Horowitz, and his young male student, Nico Kaufmann, in the late 1930s.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-939931-86-3
Author:
Lea Singer, Elisabeth Lauffer
Pages:
230
Format:
13.34 x 1.27 x 19.69
Price:
€14.99
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United States
the-turncoat

The Turncoat

Written in 1951, The Turncoat is the long-forgotten second novel of acclaimed author Siegfried Lenz. Rediscovered after Lenz’s death in...

Written in 1951, The Turncoat is the long-forgotten second novel of acclaimed author Siegfried Lenz. Rediscovered after Lenz’s death in 2014, the novel is a new mid-century classic.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-59051-053-7
Author:
Siegfried Lenz, John Cullen
Pages:
384
Format:
13.36 x 2.57 x 20.27
Price:
€10.90
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United States
the-child-in-you

The Child in You

The breakthrough method for bringing your authentic self

The breakthrough million-copy international bestseller about how to befriend your inner child to find happiness. An essential step-by-step guide. ...

The breakthrough million-copy international bestseller about how to befriend your inner child to find happiness. An essential step-by-step guide.

Publisher:
Topic:
Non-fiction
ISBN:
978-0-14-313593-7
Author:
Stefanie Stahl
Pages:
352
Format:
12.95 x 1.57 x 19.63
Price:
€14.99
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United States
Ferdinand, the Man with the Kind Heart

Ferdinand, the Man with the Kind Heart

Keun captures a distinct moment in Germany’s history, when its people were coming to terms with World War II and...

Keun captures a distinct moment in Germany’s history, when its people were coming to terms with World War II and searching for a way forward. In her effervescent prose, the story feels remarkably modern.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-63542-035-7
Author:
Irmgard Keun, Michael Hofmann
Pages:
256
Format:
13.31 x 1.73 x 20.22
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United States
The passenger

The passenger

Berlin, November 1938. Jewish shops have been ransacked and synagogues destroyed. The Passenger is an indelible portrait of a man...

Berlin, November 1938. Jewish shops have been ransacked and synagogues destroyed. The Passenger is an indelible portrait of a man and a society careening out of control.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-250-31714-8
Author:
Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
Pages:
288
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United States
Moss

Moss

In his final days, an aging botanist realizes that his life’s work of scientific classification has distracted him from the...

In his final days, an aging botanist realizes that his life’s work of scientific classification has distracted him from the hidden secrets of the natural world.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-942658-72-6
Author:
Klaus Modick, David Herman
Pages:
192
Format:
12.7 x 1.27 x 19.05
Price:
€15.99
Rights sold to:
United States
The Eighth Life

The Eighth Life

An epic family saga beginning with the Russian Revolution and swirling across a century, encompassing war, loss, love requited and...

An epic family saga beginning with the Russian Revolution and swirling across a century, encompassing war, loss, love requited and unrequited, ghosts, joy, massacres, tragedy.

Earned critical praise around the world.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-911617-47-1
Author:
Nino Haratischwili, Ruth Martin, Charlotte Collins
Pages:
944
Price:
€34.00
Rights sold to:
Australia
Time of the magicians

Time of the magicians

Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy

A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose...

A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose ideas shaped the twentieth century.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-241-35216-8
Author:
Wolfram Eilenberger
Pages:
432
Format:
16.05 x 3.53 x 24.21
Price:
€12.00
Rights sold to:
United States