Harrowing, Moody, and supremely powerful, The Hothouse, first published in 1953, stands among the finest novels written in postwar Germany. Largely unrecognized beyond Germany during his lifetime, Wolfgang Koeppen sought to make sense of German life amid the vast political and social reconstruction of the war-ravaged nation. The Hothouse traces the final two days in the life of a minor German politician, Keetenheuve, a man disillusioned by the corruption of German politics and grieving after the sudden death of his wife. With the narrative and sexual frenzy of James Joyce, Koeppen creates a portrait of idealism crushed by political and personal compromise. Rendered in English for the first time by award-winning translator Michael Hofmann, The Hothouse is a tragic masterpiece by a literary visionary who in his lifetime was called by Gunter Grass "the greatest living German writer".
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Review: The Hothouse (Trilogy of Failure)User Review - Chris - Goodreads
Brilliant. Four-and-a-half stars. How I subcutaneously shivered with each recognition of a Keetenheuve who was me and/or that from within me which constituted a part of Keetenheuve: solipsistic self ... Read full review
Review: The HothouseUser Review - AE Reiff - Goodreads
Like taking a boat ride on a train. The translator says it is mentally read aloud while being read, a piece of poetry. Read full review
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Dispatches from Zembla: Wolfgang Koeppen: The Hothouse
I was reminded of these words while reading The Hothouse by German novelist Wolfgang Koeppen. It is a little difficult to summarise but there is no ...
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Too Good to Live - New York Times
Keetenheuve, the politician hero of Wolfgang Koeppen's novel ''The Hothouse,'' a masterpiece of German fiction published in 1953, is a Social Democrat ...
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Not the type to make a fourth at cards in Bonn | Spectator, The ...
THE HOTHOUSE by Wolfgang Koeppen, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann ... The hothouse of the title is Bonn, that small town in Germany which had ...
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Similar virtuosity marks the beginning of Koeppen’s next novel, The Hothouse (Das Treibhaus) of 1953. This somewhat simpler tale of two days in the life ...
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LRB · Alexander Scrimgeour: A Leap from the Bridge
The Hothouse by Wolfgang Koeppen, translated by Michael Hofmann ... Most people didn’t want to be reminded of this and when The Hothouse was published in ...
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German Literature: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
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The hothouse image is aptly applied to the physical environment of this city in the Rhine valley, prone to a hot, muggy and stifling climate. ...
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wf Hermans: Beyond Sleep « Asylum
Time to move it up the pile then! Will also look for The Hothouse. ... Just copying pasting a bit of text from The Hothouse to give a flavour: ...
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