The Hothouse

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Fiction - 221 pages
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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, Koeppen sought to make sense of German life amid the vast political and social reconstruction of the war-ravaged nation.
 

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User 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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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
9
Section 4
23
Section 5
63
Section 6
93
Section 7
123
Section 8
175
Section 9
218
Section 10
220
Section 11
223
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About the author (2001)

Wolfgang Koeppen was born in 1906 and died in 1996 in Munich.

Michael Hofmann won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for Roth's The Tale of the 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth.

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