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Product Description: Alfred Döblin’s many imposing novels, above all Berlin Alexanderplatz, have established him as one of the titans of modern German literature. This collection of his stories —astonishingly, the first ever to appear in English—shows him to have been a master of short fiction too...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9781590179734 | New York Review of Books, September 6, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Alfred Döblin’s many imposing novels, above all Berlin Alexanderplatz, have established him as one of the titans of modern German literature.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9781590179550 | New York Review of Books, March 8, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: The modernist poems of Robert Walser alongside the stunning watercolors of Thomas Schütte Pairing a selection of recent watercolors from 2011 and 2012 by Thomas Schütte with a selection of previously unpublished poems by Robert Walser, written between 1924 and 1933, this book is a deeply personal exploration of our everyday selves, choreographed by one of the greatest living artists...read more
By Thomas Schutte (other contributor), Damion Searls (trans) and Reto Sorg (foreword by)

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9782851171788 | Bilingual edition (Cahier Dart, February 22, 2016), cover price $90.00 | About this edition: The modernist poems of Robert Walser alongside the stunning watercolors of Thomas Schütte Pairing a selection of recent watercolors from 2011 and 2012 by Thomas Schütte with a selection of previously unpublished poems by Robert Walser, written between 1924 and 1933, this book is a deeply personal exploration of our everyday selves, choreographed by one of the greatest living artists.

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Product Description: AN NYRB Classics OriginalIn 1869, at the age of twenty-four, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel. He seemed marked for a successful and conventional academic career...read more
By Frederich Nietzsche, Paul Reitter (editor), Damion Searls (trans) and Chad Wellmon (editor)

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9781590178942 | New York Review of Books, December 15, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: AN NYRB Classics OriginalIn 1869, at the age of twenty-four, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel.

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Product Description: A child who will be named Johannes is born. An old man named Johannes dies. Between these two points, Jon Fosse gives us the details of an entire life, starkly compressed. Beginning with Johannes's father's thoughts as his wife goes into labor, and ending with Johannes's own thoughts as he embarks upon a day in his life when everything is exactly the same, yet totally different, Morning and Evening is a novel concerning the beautiful dream that our lives have meaning...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9781628971088 | Dalkey Archive Pr, September 25, 2015, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A child who will be named Johannes is born.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781471130410 | Gardners Books, May 28, 2015, cover price $28.70 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: The stunning final novel from East Germany's most acclaimed writerThree 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 police...read more

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9780374269357, titled "City of Angels Or, the Overcoat of Dr. Freud: Or, the Overcoat of Dr. Freud / a Novel" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, February 5, 2013, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The stunning final novel from East Germany's most acclaimed writerThree years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the writer Christa Wolf was granted access to her newly declassified Stasi files.

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9780374534295, titled "City of Angels: Or, the Overcoat of Dr. Freud" | Italian edition edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, February 18, 2014), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The stunning final novel from East Germany's most acclaimed writerThree years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the writer Christa Wolf was granted access to her newly declassified Stasi files.

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Product Description: A Schoolboy’s Diary brings together more than seventy of Robert Walser’s strange and wonderful stories, most never before available in English. Opening with a sequence from Walser’s first book, “Fritz Kocher’s Essays,” the complete classroom assignments of a fictional boy who has met a tragically early death, this selection ranges from sketches of uncomprehending editors, overly passionate readers, and dreamy artists to tales of devilish adultery, sexual encounters on a train, and Walser’s service in World War I...read more
By Ben Lerner (introduced by), Damion Searls (trans), Karl Walser (illustrator) and Robert Walser

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9781590176726 | New York Review of Books, September 3, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A Schoolboy’s Diary brings together more than seventy of Robert Walser’s strange and wonderful stories, most never before available in English.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9780982964217 | J&L Books Inc, January 31, 2012, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780982964286 | 2 edition (J&L Books Inc, May 31, 2013), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Her Not All Her is a play about, from, and to the great Swiss writer Robert Walser, by the great Austrian writer and Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek. It highlights what Jelinek calls ‘the fundamental fragmentation’ of Walser’s voice, revealing Walser as ‘one of those people who, when they said “I”, did not mean themselves’...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9780956992048 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 15, 2013, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Her Not All Her is a play about, from, and to the great Swiss writer Robert Walser, by the great Austrian writer and Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek.

By Damion Searls (trans)

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9780374191955 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 30, 2012), cover price $15.00

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9781590174920 | New York Review of Books, March 20, 2012, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 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 of the Führer’s proclamations that Germany was his only bride...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9780307595829 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 25, 2011, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike B.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9780374532857 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 2, 2011), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: 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.

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9781429980241 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 20, 2010, cover price $9.99

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Product Description: The story is one that is envisioned by many: a relative, an old woman who has lived in the same home for a lifetime, passes away, her death prompting the inevitable task of sorting through her effects by her surviving family. But in the attic in this particular house, a treasure trove of historic importance is found...read more
By Gerti Elias (contributor), Mirjam Pressler and Damion Searls (trans)

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9780385533393 | Doubleday, April 19, 2011, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The story is one that is envisioned by many: a relative, an old woman who has lived in the same home for a lifetime, passes away, her death prompting the inevitable task of sorting through her effects by her surviving family.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9780374126759 | 1 reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 20, 2010), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: 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.

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9781843914563 | Gardners Books, August 27, 2010, cover price $23.45 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: The Inner Sky is a new selection of poems and prose by the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke, set with the original text and a facing page translation, and including more than a dozen works that have never before appeared in English. The translations, by the NEA and PEN-award-winning author and translator Damion Searls, are lively, moving, and appealing, and they give a new voice for Rilke in English: mystical but concrete, like Emily Dickinson or Gerard Manley Hopkins...read more

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9781567923889 | 1 blg edition (David R Godine Pub, June 30, 2010), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The Inner Sky is a new selection of poems and prose by the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke, set with the original text and a facing page translation, and including more than a dozen works that have never before appeared in English.

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Product Description: "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself . . . Only desire and love give us the strength to make this effort...read more
By Damion Searls (trans)

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9781843916161 | Hesperus Pr, August 24, 2011, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself .

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Damion Searls (editor), John R. Stilgoe (introduced by) and Henry David Thoreau

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9781590173213, titled "The Journal 1837-1861: 1837-1861" | Original edition (New York Review of Books, November 24, 2009), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Seventeen years after the publication of the first volume of Jacques Roubaud's epic and moving "The Great Fire of London," Dalkey Archive Press is proud to publish the first English translation of The Loop, the second novel in Roubaud's Proustian series, which has in its capacity to astonish been compared to the compositions of Messiaen and the buildings of Antonio Gaudi...read more

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9781564785473 | Dalkey Archive Pr, May 7, 2009, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Seventeen years after the publication of the first volume of Jacques Roubaud's epic and moving "The Great Fire of London," Dalkey Archive Press is proud to publish the first English translation of The Loop, the second novel in Roubaud's Proustian series, which has in its capacity to astonish been compared to the compositions of Messiaen and the buildings of Antonio Gaudi.

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Product Description: "Melancholy" takes us deep inside a painter's fragile consciousness, vulnerable to everything but therefore uniquely able to see its beauty and its light.
By Jon Fosse, Grethe Kvernes (trans) and Damion Searls (trans)

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9781564784513 | Italian edition edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, November 10, 2006), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: "Melancholy" takes us deep inside a painter's fragile consciousness, vulnerable to everything but therefore uniquely able to see its beauty and its light.

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Product Description: From the story of Steffie Cvek to "The Kharms Case," the pieces in Dubravka Ugresic's collection Lend Me Your Character are always smart and endlessly entertaining. The former story paints a picture of a harassed and vulnerable typist whose life is shaped entirely by cliches...read more

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9781564783752 | Italian edition edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, June 30, 2005), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: From the story of Steffie Cvek to "The Kharms Case," the pieces in Dubravka Ugresic's collection Lend Me Your Character are always smart and endlessly entertaining.
9781564783752 | Italian edition edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, June 30, 2005), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: From the story of Steffie Cvek to "The Kharms Case," the pieces in Dubravka Ugresic's collection Lend Me Your Character are always smart and endlessly entertaining.

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Product Description: Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) was one of the major writers of the 20th century: a poet who turned away from poetry, and a prose writer whose great project remained unfinished at the time of her death by fire. Letters to Felician came both chronologically and conceptually just before the fork in the road which divides Bach-mann’s career, making it an important document for reading her later work...read more

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9781931243162 | Green Integer Books, May 30, 2004, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) was one of the major writers of the 20th century: a poet who turned away from poetry, and a prose writer whose great project remained unfinished at the time of her death by fire.

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