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  • The Execution of Justice by Friedrich Durrenmatt
    The Execution of Justice (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Brilliant neo-noir from one of the greatest post-war writers of German...

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  • Letters on Cezanne by Rainer Rilke
    Letters on Cezanne (Multiple languages, Paperback) Rainer Rilke

    02 Rilke's prayerful responses to the french master's beseeching art...

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  • The The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Inspector Barlach Mysteries "The Judge and His Hangman" and "Suspicion" by Friedrich Durrenmatt
    The The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Inspector Barlach Mysteries "The Judge and His Hangman" and "Suspicion" (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The hero - or perhaps anti-hero - of these two classic, genre-bending mysteries is, as Sven Birkerts describes him, "a detective at career's end ... no family, a domestic life no more furnished than Sam Spade's, with only gruff and grumbling ties to his colleagues on the Bern police force." Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime...

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  • The End by Hans Erich Nossack
    The End (English, Paperback) Hans Erich Nossack

    Translated into English for the first time, "The End" is a searing firsthand account of the Allied firebombing of Hamburg and a rare German perspective on the devastation.

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  • The Secret Heart of the Clock by Professor Elias Canetti
    The Secret Heart of the Clock (English, Paperback) Professor Elias Canetti

    Fragmentary writings reveal the author's thoughts and feelings on death and aging, in a self-analysis and personal testimony written toward the end of his life

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  • Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
    Prometheus Bound (English, Paperback) Aeschylus, Joel Agee

    Prometheus Bound is the starkest and strangest of the classic Greek tragedies, a play in which god and man are presented as radically, irreconcilably at odds. It begins with the shock of hammer blows as the Titan Prometheus is shackled to a rock in the Caucasus. This is his punishment for giving the gift of fire to humankind and for thwarting Zeus's decision to exterminate the human race....

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  • The Pledge by Freidrich Durrenmatt
    The Pledge (English, Paperback) Freidrich Durrenmatt, Joel Agee

    Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim's mother he will find the perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer?with all the patience of a master fisherman. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge. Here...

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  • Twelve Years by Joel Agee
    Twelve Years (English, Paperback) Joel Agee

    Joel Agee, the son of James Agee, was raised for 12 years in East Germany, where his stepfather, the novelist Bodo Uhse, was a member of the privileged communist intelligentsia. This is the story of how young Joel failed to become a good communist, becoming instead a fine writer.

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  • Friedrich Deurrenmatt: Plays v. 1 by Freidrich Durrenmatt
    Friedrich Deurrenmatt: Plays v. 1 (English, Hardback) Freidrich Durrenmatt

    The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921?90) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. Yet outside Europe, this prolific author is primarily known for only one work, The Visit. With these long-awaited translations of...

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  • Friedrich Durrenmatt: Fictions v. 2 by Freidrich Durrenmatt
    Friedrich Durrenmatt: Fictions v. 2 (English, Hardback) Freidrich Durrenmatt

    The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921?90) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. Yet outside Europe, this prolific author is primarily known for only one work,The Visit. With these long-awaited translations of...

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