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Bright magic : stories / Alfred Döblin ; Selected and translated from the German by Damion Searls ; introduction by Günter Grass.

Author:
Döblin, Alfred, 1878-1957 [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : New York Review Books, 2016.
Description:
xiv, 210 pages ; 21 cm.
Series:
New York Review Books classics. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Alfred Doblin was a titan of modern German literature. This collection of stories--astonishingly, the first collection of his stories ever published in English--shows him to have been equally adept in shorter forms. Included in its entirety is Doblin's first book, The Murder of a Buttercup, a work of savage brilliance and a landmark of literary expressionism. Mortality roams the streets of nineteenth-century Manhattan, with a white borzoi and a quiet smile. A ballerina duels to the death with the stupid childish body she is bound to. We experience, in the celebrated title story, a dizzying descent into a shattered mind. The collection is then rounded off with two longer stories written when Doblin was in exile from Nazi Germany in Southern California, including the delightful "Materialism: A Fable," in which news of humanity's soulless doctrines spreads to the animals, elements, and molecules of nature"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject(s):
Short stories, German [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781590179734 ((paperback))
  • 1590179730 ((paperback))
  • ((electronic book))
LCCN:
2015040622
OCLC:
929917282
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