Wolf Among Wolves

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Zusatztext His most ambitious novel ... deeply moving ... [Fallada] has evoked more than one can bear, but not more than it is necessary to learn, to keep and to understand. Alfred Kazin, The New York Times (1938) The ideal summer read. Katherine Powers, The Boston Globe An unmissably brilliant portrait of Berlin before the Nazis. The Times of London Outstanding . . . his novels, whatever their ultimate position in the literary rankings, are simply much more entertaining than the tomes produced by the usual German suspects, Mann, Hesse, Grass, Böll . . . if you fancy a book to take you right through your holidays and any possible delays at the airport, you couldn't do better than Wolf Among Wolves . Tibor Fischer, Telegraph (UK) Out of the multitude of episodes and a large cast of characters, the picture of post-War Germany during the terror of the inflation period, comes into reality, as in almost no other book we have had . . . A human document and a moving picture of a Germany gone mad. Kirkus Reviews Fallada handles [the characters] not morbidly but with a Hogarthian exuberance and a tough humor, infusing into even those dying spirits the life of his copious imagination . . . Fallada's best book. The New Yorker (1938) What other living German novelist shares with Fallada the power to grip the reader on the first page and hold him unremittingly through 1100 more? Bayard Q. Morgan, World Literature Today (1938) Praise for Hans Fallada Fallada can be seen as a hero, a writer-hero who survived just long enough to strike back at his oppressors. Alan Furst Fallada deserves high praise for having reported realistically, so truthfully, with such closeness to life. Herman Hesse Informationen zum Autor Prior to World War II, the novels of German writer Hans Fallada (born Rudolf Ditzen) were international bestsellers. But when Jewish producers in Hollywood made his 1932 novel, Little Man, What Now? into a major motion picture, the rising Nazi Party took notice of him. After he refused to join the Party and was denounced by neighbors for alleged anti-Nazi sympathies, Fallada, unlike many other prominent artists, decided not to leave Germany. During WWII he suffered an alcohol-and-drug-fueled nervous breakdown and landed in a Nazi insane asylum, where he nonetheless managed to writein codethe brilliant subversive novel, The Drinker . After the war, Fallada went on to write Every Man Dies Alone , based on an actual Gestapo file, but he died in 1947 of a heart attackbrought on by drug abuse just before it was published. Klappentext This sweeping saga of love in dangerous times is deemed by many to be Hans Fallada's greatest work. Set amidst the 1923 collapse of the German economy, it is a vivid portrayal of the food and money shortages that led to rioting in the cities and unemployed soldiers marauding through the countryside-a depiction of unrest that made Fallada's publisher so fearful of Nazi retribution that upon the book's 1937 publication he told him, "If this book destroys us, then at least we'll be destroyed for something that's worth it." It appears here in its first unabridged English translation, based on the 1938 translation by Philip Owens that has been revised and restored by Thorsten Carstensen and Nicholas Jacobs. Carstensen also provides an afterword discussing why the original version of the book was so heavily edited . . . and why Fallada's publisher thought a love story might get them killed. *** This is a HybridBook. Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illumination...

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Prior to World War II, the novels of German writer Hans Fallada (born Rudolf Ditzen) were international bestsellers. But when Jewish producers in Hollywood made his 1932 novel, Little Man, What Now? into a major motion picture, the rising Nazi Party took notice of him. After he refused to join the Party and was denounced by neighbors for alleged anti-Nazi sympathies, Fallada, unlike many other prominent artists, decided not to leave Germany. During WWII he suffered an alcohol-and-drug-fueled nervous breakdown and landed in a Nazi insane asylum, where he nonetheless managed to write—in code—the brilliant subversive novel, The Drinker. After the war, Fallada went on to write Every Man Dies Alone, based on an actual Gestapo file, but he died in 1947 of a heart attack—brought on by drug abuse just before it was published.



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This sweeping saga of love in dangerous times is deemed by many to be Hans Fallada's greatest work. Set amidst the 1923 collapse of the German economy, it is a vivid portrayal of the food and money shortages that led to rioting in the cities and unemployed soldiers marauding through the countryside-a depiction of unrest that made Fallada's publisher so fearful of Nazi retribution that upon the book's 1937 publication he told him, "If this book destroys us, then at least we'll be destroyed for something that's worth it."
It appears here in its first unabridged English translation, based on the 1938 translation by Philip Owens that has been revised and restored by Thorsten Carstensen and Nicholas Jacobs. Carstensen also provides an afterword discussing why the original version of the book was so heavily edited . . . and why Fallada's publisher thought a love story might get them killed.

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This is a HybridBook.

Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations-maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Wolf Among Wolves
Autor
EAN
9781933633923
ISBN
978-1-933633-92-3
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Random House N.Y.
Genre
Romane & Erzählungen
Veröffentlichung
25.05.2010
Anzahl Seiten
816
Gewicht
643g
Größe
H206mm x B142mm x T41mm
Jahr
2010
Untertitel
Englisch
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