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Welcome to the reviews of Issue 23: Spring 2008.


A list of contents.

A list of contents.
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This list of contents separates the reviews into genre as they appear in the print issue.

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Ani, Friedrich

Ani, Friedrich
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Hinter blinden Fenstern
As God is my witness …

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Ani, Friedrich

Ani, Friedrich
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Meine total wahren und überhaupt nicht peinlichen Memoiren mit genau elfeinhalb
Love does funny things

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Böttcher, Jan

Böttcher, Jan
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Nachglühen
An evocative tale highlighting a side of life in the GDR by a young writer of note

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Demandt, Alexander

Demandt, Alexander
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Über die Deutschen. Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte
Erudite and entertaining

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Dönhoff, Friedrich

Dönhoff, Friedrich
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Savoy Blues. Ein Fall für Sebastian Fink
Swing – but at your peril

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Eberle, Henrik; Ed.

Eberle, Henrik; Ed.
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Briefe an Hitler. Ein Volk schreibt seinem Führer. Unbekannte Dokumente aus Moskauer Archiven
Hitler’s macabre postbag

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Gruber, Sabine

Gruber, Sabine
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Über Nacht
A desire to love and live and the fragility of both

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Görg, Patricia

Görg, Patricia
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Meier mit Y
Something refreshingly different

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Görg, Patricia (Sample Translation)

Görg, Patricia (Sample Translation)
Meier mit Y
Something refreshingly different

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Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter
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Die morawische Nacht
The novel to bring Peter Handke back to an English-language readership? We believe so.

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Hasler, Eveline

Hasler, Eveline
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Stein bedeutet Liebe. Regina Ullmann und Otto Gross
‘ Reading your book brings me so much joy that I can absorb it only bit by bit.’ Rainer Maria Rilke to Regina Ullmann

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Henisch, Peter

Henisch, Peter
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Eine sehr kleine Frau
Once upon a time, a long time ago, a little boy walked beside his grandmother

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Kaiser-Mühlecker, Reinhard

Kaiser-Mühlecker, Reinhard
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Der lange Gang über die Stationen
In tune with nature, at odds with changing times

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Keller, Gottfried

Keller, Gottfried
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Die Leute Von Seldwyla
Homeric Prose of Switzerland

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Kluger, Martin

Kluger, Martin
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Der Vogel, der spazieren ging
A rich exploration of what it is to be Jewish today and also pre-Second World War – a striking, remarkable read

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Klönne, Gisa

Klönne, Gisa
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Nacht ohne Schatten
A successful crime series awaiting discovery

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Krausser, Helmut

Krausser, Helmut
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Die kleinen Gärten des Maestro Puccini
Madame Butterfly? Not the only woman to capture Puccini’s fancy …

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Kumpfmüller, Michael

Kumpfmüller, Michael
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Nachricht an alle
A futuristic novel of political intrigue and violence – is this what the world has in store?

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Lappert, Rolf

Lappert, Rolf
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Nach Hause Schwimmen
A delightfully serious, yet comic, novel on growing up and accepting that life is there for living

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Mercier, Pascal

Mercier, Pascal
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Lea
‘A treat for the mind. One of the best books I have read in a long time.’ – Isabel Allende on Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon

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Merseburger, Peter

Merseburger, Peter
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Rudolf Augstein. Biographie
The man hailed by some as ‘journalist of the century’ – a pioneer in investigative journalism in post-War Germany

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Michaelis, Antonia

Michaelis, Antonia
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Drachen der Finsternis
Beautiful, but oh-so-dangerous … This tale of dragons and Nepal attests to a young writer going from strength to strength

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Monioudis, Perikles

Monioudis, Perikles
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Land
The smell of the sea in one’s nostrils

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Neudecker, Christiane

Neudecker, Christiane
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Nirgendwo sonst
Come you back to Mandalay …

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Neudecker, Christiane (Sample Translation)

Neudecker, Christiane (Sample Translation)
Nirgendwo sonst
Come you back to Mandalay …

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Prinz, Martin

Prinz, Martin
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Ein Paar
What a lovely couple they make!

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Röder, Marlene

Röder, Marlene
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Im Fluss
Beware the Siren call …

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Schleime, Cornelia

Schleime, Cornelia
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Weit fort
Can one step over the shadows of the past?

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Schlink, Bernhard

Schlink, Bernhard
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Das Wochenende
‘Beautiful, disturbing ... ensnares both heart and mind.’ – Los Angeles Times on The Reader

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Schneider, Robert

Schneider, Robert
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Die Offenbarung
Beware Pandora’s box – the new novel from the writer of Brother of Sleep

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Schwilk, Heimo

Schwilk, Heimo
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Ernst Jünger. Ein Jahrhundertleben
The fascinating figure behind Storm of Steel

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Schünemann, Christian

Schünemann, Christian
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Der Bruder. Ein Fall für den Frisör
Darling, make me irresistible

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Steinhöfel, Andreas

Steinhöfel, Andreas
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Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten
The latest from one of Germany’s leading writers for children

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Treichel, Hans-Ulrich

Treichel, Hans-Ulrich
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Anatolin
‘Treichel’s poetic genius allows the fertile ambiguities that Grass and Heinrich Böll planted so adroitly a generation ago to water the guilt and obsession of this particular family.’ – Los Angeles Times Book Review on Lost

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Treichel, Hans-Ulrich (Sample Translation)

Treichel, Hans-Ulrich (Sample Translation)
Anatolin
(Anatolin)

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Tukorwski, Einar

Tukorwski, Einar
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Es war finster und merkwürdig still
It was dark and oddly quiet …

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Voorhoeve, Anne C.

Voorhoeve, Anne C.
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Liverpool Street
Fortunes of war – the Kindertransport and the journey beyond

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Walser, Martin

Walser, Martin
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Ein liebender Mann
A tender tale of impossible love from a grand old man of German literature

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Weidermann, Volker

Weidermann, Volker
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Das Buch der verbrannten Bücher
The voices they tried to silence

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Welzer, Harald

Welzer, Harald
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Klimakriege
A provocative and convincing thesis on climate change

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