The Hothouse refers to the city of Bonn, with its warm damp climate, but it also refers to the political environment of the temporary capital of divided Germany, where politics in the 1950s was about compromises and half measures. The central character, Keetenheuve, is an idealistic politician-intellectual who has returned from voluntary exile during the Nazi period. Now his idealism becomes a trap for him, as he attempts to break with the past and persuade his colleagues to embrace a radical rejection of militarism. The ...

Hothouse 2004, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862075641

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The Hothouse 2002, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393323269

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The Hothouse 2001, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

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