Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$18.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Death in Rome

by

Death in Rome Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Wolfgang Koeppen's Death in Rome, in the words of translator Michael Hofmann, "is a comprehensive and brilliant provocation of an entire nation." First published in 1954 to great controversy, it is only now being recognized as a classic. A tragic portrait of Germany after World War II, Death in Rome completes the trilogy that earned Koeppen praise from Günter Grass in his lifetime as "the greatest living German writer." Mirroring the social and political upheaval following the fall of Nazism, Koeppen here offers the story of four members of a Germany family--a former SS officer, a young man preparing for the priesthood, a composer, and a government administrator--reunited by chance in the decaying beauty of postwar Rome. Koeppen re-creates the soul of a nation at a significant juncture of history in this devastating work of literary genius.

Synopsis:

A prophetic novel that ranks with The Tin Drum and W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants as one of the essential works of contemporary European fiction.

Synopsis:

Mirroring the social and political upheaval following the fall of Nazism, Koeppen offers the story of four members of a German family reunited by chance in the decaying beauty of postwar Rome.

About the Author

Wolfgang Koeppen's (1906-1996) The Hothouse was named one of the Los Angeles Times Best Books of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book.For his translations, acclaimed poet Michael Hofmann has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Dublin International IMPAC Award, the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize, the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and The Schlegel-Tieck Prize (four times). He is the highly acclaimed translator of, among others, Kafka, Brecht, and Joseph Roth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321944
Translator:
Hofmann, Michael
Author:
Hofmann, Michael
Author:
Koeppen, Wolfgang
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Germans
Subject:
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Europe.
Subject:
Germans -- Italy -- Rome.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
no. 98-1817-WR
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.30x5.52x.55 in. .47 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Last Orders
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. The Emperor's Tomb (Works of Joseph...
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  3. Ever After Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Moscow to the End of the Line... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  5. Generations of Winter Used Trade Paper $6.50
  6. Deep Rivers Used Trade Paper $5.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

Death in Rome New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$18.95 In Stock
Product details 224 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393321944 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A prophetic novel that ranks with The Tin Drum and W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants as one of the essential works of contemporary European fiction.
"Synopsis" by , Mirroring the social and political upheaval following the fall of Nazism, Koeppen offers the story of four members of a German family reunited by chance in the decaying beauty of postwar Rome.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.