The Hothouse Wolfgang Koeppen


"A recovered masterpiece....Remarkable as a sidelong, searing appraisal of the legacy of the Nazi years."—Publishers Weekly, starred review A masterpiece by a writer long neglected in America, The Hothouse created a literary stir when it appeared in hardcover. Evoking comparisons to works by James Joyce and Malcolm Lowry, it traces the final two days in the life of a minor German politician, Keetenheuve, a man disillusioned by the corruption of post-World War II German politics and grieving after the sudden death of his wife. With a passionate, despairing voice, Wolfgang Koeppen (1906-1996), whom Gunter Grass once called the "greatest living German writer," creates a portrait of idealism crushed by political and personal compromise.

Auteur :
Koeppen, Wolfgang
Éditeur :
New-York, W. W. Norton & Company,
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Description du livre original :
1 vol. (224 p.)
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Table des matières

  • Author's Note [1955]
  • Introduction
  • The Hothouse
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • About The Author
  • About The Translator


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