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Fine in Fine jacket. London: Verso. 1988. First edition in english [First German printing was in 1934]. Includes "On Herman Grab" by Theodore Adorno [2 pages]. Also includes ten other stories. Blue coth, fine copy in fine dust jacket.
First Edition, First Printing in U.K. (original language publication was 1935, 1957). Includes "Wedding in Brooklyn". --Introduction by Theodor Adorno (who describes Grab as "author of lyical prose submitted to the burden of horror"). --Translated from German by Quintin Hoare. Hardcover. Condition: near fine, with near fine dust jacket. ISBN 0860911896.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. This is a Fine copy of the first edition (1st printing). A Review copy with publisher's promo material laid in. Translated by Quitin Hoare. Foreword by Theodor Adorno, .
New York. 1988. Verso. 1st Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Translated from the German by Quintin Hoare. 256 pages. hardcover. ISBN: 0860911896. inventory # 10340. FROM THE PUBLISHER-First published in 1934. THE TOWN PARK is set in Prague during the First World War. It portrays the child Renato's introduction to the pains and betrayals of early adolescence, and his growing alienation from the stifling grown-up world of his prosperous bourgeois parents, against the backdrop of a doomed imperial order and the dimly perceived horrors of the trenches. With its delicate irony, Proustian introspection and interplay of time and memory, and exquisitely crafted style inspired by Grab's theory of ‘dissonant harmonies', THE TOWN PARK has rightly been hailed as a work of genius by figures as diverse as Max Brod and Theodor Adorno. This collection also includes ten stories, ranging from laconically sinister Kafkaesque fables to poignant and elegiac late novellas inspired by the fate of a central European Jewry consigned to persecution, exile or obliteration. Published here for the first time in English, they are all that survives of Grab's work, much of which was banned and burned by the Nazis or lost with the papers of his friends and admirers, Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. ‘THE TOWN PARK deserves to be recognized as one of the best German short novels of the century. '-The Times Literary Supplement.
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