The German Lesson

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Product Details
Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811222013

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About the Author

Siegfried Lenz, born in Lyck in East Prussia in 1926, is one of the most important and widely read writers in postwar and present-day European literature. During World War II he deserted the German army and was briefly held as a prisoner of war. He published twelve novels, including The German Lesson, and produced several collections of short stories, essays, and plays. His works have won numerous prizes, including the Goethe Prize and the German Booksellers' Peace Prize.

Reviews
The book I have been waiting ever since the end of World War II for a German author to write.--Kay Boyle
Mordantly witty, despairing, impassioned, this is one of the most deeply imagined and thought-provoking novels from Germany in years.-- "Library Journal"
If ever the Third Reich was pictured in microcosm, with its prejudices against people not rooted in the land, and its tiny spasms of nationalistic fervor that added up to an irrational howl in final sum, then Lenz has done it--has surpassed it.--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt "New York Times"
The German Lesson marks a double triumph: a book of rare depth and brilliance, to begin with, presented in an English version that succeeds against improbable odds in conveying the full power of the original.--Ernst Pawel "New York Times Book Review"
"Remarkable, earnest, and important." --The Nation-- "The Nation"