by Emily Hershman

Kӓsebier Takes Berlin – Gabriele Tergit


In its satirical and often detached portrayal of fame, Kӓsebier Takes Berlin marks an intriguing departure from the intense psychological novels and moody literary montages of its era.

At the Edge of the Night – Friedo Lampe


The Hesperus Press edition of Friedo Lampe’s AT THE EDGE OF THE NIGHT raises the possibility that a lost German classic could well be overshadowed by its author’s extraordinary life story.

Pigeons on the Grass – Wolfgang Koeppen


Capturing a world of postwar American bravado and shaky transatlantic alliances, PIGEONS ON THE GRASS may encompass a bygone cityscape, but its inclusion of a troubled yet triumphant interracial relationship feels resonant to our current moment of international reckoning with racial injustice.