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Fables, tales, reminiscences, and essays by young Anne Frank while she was hidden during World War II
The setting is Danzig during World War II. The narrator recalls a boyhood scene in which a black cat pounces on his friend Mahlke's mouse - his prominent Adams apple. This incident sets off a wild series of events that ultimately leads to Mahlke becoming a national hero. The book describes Mahlke's experiences as a German schoolboy. He is an alarmingly eccentric individual with a physical deformity, a precocious virility, and an obdurate conscience. The story that Gunter Grass weaves about him and his friends Is hilarious, tragic... one of the unforgettable novels of the twentieth century.
Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator, has rediscovered in the original German editions of the Grimms' works the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The novel, Hourglass, by Danilo Kis was translated into English, the Serbo-Croatian, by Ralph Manheim. Danilo Kis was one of the most artful and eloquent writers of postwar Europe. Of all his books, Hourglass, the account of the final months in one man's life before he is sent to a concentration camp, is generally considered to be his masterpiece.
Three short stories that illustrate Hesse's view of the happiness and sadness and meaning of life. A wonderful introduction to Hesse's works.
History and fate collide as the Nazis rise to power in The Night in Lisbon, a classic tale of survival from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front. With the world slowly sliding into war, it is crucial that enemies of the Reich flee Europe at once. But so many routes are closed, and so much money is needed. Then one night in Lisbon, as a poor young refugee gazes hungrily at a boat bound for America, a stranger approaches him with two tickets and a story to tell. It is a harrowing tale of bravery and butchery, daring and death, in which the price of love is beyond measure and the legacy of evil is infinite. As the refugee listens spellbound to the desperate teller, in a matter of hours the two form a unique and unshakable bond--one that will last all their lives. "The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure."--The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Political opinions of one of Germany's foremost novelists, poets, and dramatists -- Günter Grass.
The autobiography of Oscar Matzerath, who lived through the long Nazi nightmare and is detained in a mental institution.
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