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A Sad Affair
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date July 1, 2003
Pages 176
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393057188
ISBN-10 0393057186
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.76 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.95
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A novel first banned by the Nazis for its candid sexuality is reprinted here, chronicling the affairs of Sibylle, a cabaret-era German woman and seductress, who manages to juggle five men at once.
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A romantic roman a clef that tells the story of Sibylle, one of the greatest literary femmes fatales since Salomé.

Banned by the Nazis in 1936 for its frank sexual themes, Wolfgang Koeppen's first novel is at last appearing in English. A romance that anticipated Beat literature by nearly twenty years through its dizzying language and exploration of casual love, this is Koeppen's most hilarious work, one that evokes Mann's Tonio Kruger. Set during the heady, pre-World War II days of cabaret-era Germany, the novel centers around Sibylle―a stunning seductress who balances her love affairs with five men at once―and Friedrich, the callow, melancholic youth who obsessively pursues her.

In a stranger-than-fiction turn, Sibylle Scholoss, on whom the character of Sibylle is (very) loosely based, is now in her nineties and living in Manhattan. This publication enables us to celebrate not only the extraordinary renaissance of one of Germany's greatest twentieth-century writers but also the meteoric stage career of a German actress whose career was thwarted in its prime.

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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (July 1, 2003)
9780393057188 | details & prices | 176 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Chronicles the affairs of Sibylle, a cabaret-era German woman and seductress, who manages to juggle five men at once.

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