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

    A respected professor is dead - shot in a crowded Zurich restaurant, in front of dozens of witnesses. The murderer calmly turned himself in to the police. So why has he now hired a lawyer to clear his name? And why has he chosen the drink-soaked, disreputable Spat to defend him?...

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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 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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  • 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 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

    This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and...

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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: Friedrich Durrenmatt Plays v. 1 by Freidrich Durrenmatt
    Friedrich Deurrenmatt: Friedrich Durrenmatt 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: Friedrich Durrenmatt Fictions v. 2 by Freidrich Durrenmatt
    Friedrich 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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