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Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann

·4.03·41,164 Ratings
“ Don't fear change. The surprise is the only way to new discoveries. Be playful! ” ― Gordana Biernat
Authors' Books
  • Frost

    ·3.87·659 Ratings
    Visceral, raw, singular, and distinctive, "Frost" is the story of a friendship between a young man at the beginning of his medical career and a painter who is entering his final days. A writer of world stature, Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and a
  • The Zürau Aphorisms

    ·3.78·599 Ratings
    The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and publisher Roberto Calasso. Illness set him free to writ
  • The Radetzky March

    ·4.08·3,637 Ratings
    The Radetzky March charts the history of the Trotta family through three generations spanning the rise and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Through the Battle of Solferino to the entombment of the last Hapsburg emperor, Roth's intelligent compassion i
  • A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944

    ·3.71·228 Ratings
    A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a young German soldier on the Russian front during World War II. Willy Peter Reese was only twenty years old when he found himself marching through Russia with orders to
  • Unformed Landscape

    ·3.62·195 Ratings
    Unformed Landscape begins in a small village on a fjord in the Finnmark, on the northeastern coast of Norway, where the borders between Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia lie covered in snow and darkness, where the real borders are between day and night,
  • The Wandering Jews

    ·3.9·168 Ratings
    Every few decades a book is published that shapes Jewish consciousness. One thinks of Wiesel's Night or Levi's Survival in Auschwitz. But in 1927, years before these works were written, Joseph Roth (1894-1939) composed The Wandering Jews. In these stunnin
  • What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933

    ·4.08·454 Ratings
    The Joseph Roth revival has finally gone mainstream with the thunderous reception for What I Saw, a book that has become a classic with five hardcover printings. Glowingly reviewed, What I Saw introduces a new generation to the genius of this tortured aut
  • Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World

    ·4.05·315 Ratings
    The single great work of literary witness in medieval Japan, Hojoki is a short social chronicle prompted by a series of calamities that overtook old Kyoto in the late 12th century. By building a rude home in the forest and eliminating desire, poet and Bud
  • The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II

    ·3.99·128 Ratings
    1942, at the Eastern Front. Soldiers crouch in horrible holes in the ground, mingling with corpses. Tunneled beneath a radio mast, German soldiers await the order to blow themselves up. Russian tanks, struggling to break through enemy lines, bog down in a
  • Death in Rome

    ·3.9·202 Ratings
    In Rome, four members of a German family are reunited by chance. A young composer, Siegfried; his estranged father, Freidrich, who held office under the Nazis and is once more making his way in public life, this time as a democratically elected buromaster
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