The Hothouse

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Fiction - 221 pages
3 Reviews
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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Book Description 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 ... Read full review

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This is a very well written novel but depicts a very depressed Germany after the war. I didn't enjoy reading this book as it is written in disjointed, fragmented prose with lots of metaphors. It would ... 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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