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

    The wife of a psychiatrist has been raped and killed near a desert ruin in North Africa. Her husband hires a woman named F to reconstruct the unsolved crime in a documentary film. F is soon thrust into a paranoid world of international espionage where everyone is watched - including the watchers.

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  • Friedrich Deurrenmatt: Plays v. 1
    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: Essays v. 3
    Friedrich Durrenmatt: Essays v. 3 (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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  • Letters on Cezanne
    Letters on Cezanne (Multiple languages, Paperback) Rainer Rilke

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

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  • In the House of My Fear
    In the House of My Fear (English, Paperback) Joel Agee

    Drugs, madness, and a quest for enlightenment are Joel Agee's inheritance from the 1960s. Now sober, he recounts his adventures and knows the ghosts of past terrors--his own and his brother's, who died by his own hand at the age of 27--are still trapped and crying for release. To find them, he must write his way into the house of his fear.

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  • In the House of My Fear
    In the House of My Fear (English, Hardback) Joel Agee

    Drugs, madness, and a quest for enlightenment are Joel Agee's inheritance from the 1960s. Now sober, he recounts his adventures and knows the ghosts of past terrors--his own and his brother's, who died by his own hand at the age of 27--are still trapped and crying for release. To find them, he must write his way into the house of his fear.

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  • Twelve Years
    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 Durrenmatt: Fictions v. 2
    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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  • The End
    The End (English, Hardback) 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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