Baron Bagge – Alexander Lernet-Holenia
It’s unclear (even to Bagge himself) if he is in a state of post-traumatic shock or whether he has even survived the battle.
Beloved of the Dawn – Franz Fühmann
[Fühmann’s collection] taps into the depths of the human condition—the grotesque and the intimate, the proud and the petty, the mortal and immortal.
The Mill – Bess Brenck Kalischer
The Mill is a smirking sphinx, packed with wisdom that remains partly obscured by a Magic Eye puzzle of symbolism, fairy tale references, and outer space.
A Land Like You – Tobie Nathan
All of these different threads, some historical, some religious, some mystical, some economic — they all intertwine to create a richly layered look at a fascinating time in Cairo’s modern history.
Count Luna – Alexander Lernet-Holenia
The novel takes the study of the conscience that forms the basis of Eichmann in Jerusalem and mixes it with the blinding guilt of “A Tell-Tale Heart.”