By Wolfgang Koeppen
Translated via Michael Hofmann
A romantic roman à clef that tells the tale of Sibylle, one of many maximum literary femmes fatales considering that Salomé.Banned by means of the Nazis in 1936 for its frank sexual issues, Wolfgang Koeppen's first novel is ultimately showing in English. A romance that expected Beat literature by means of approximately 20 years via its dizzying language and exploration of informal love, this can be Koeppen's so much hilarious paintings, one who inspires Mann's Tonio Kruger. Set through the heady, pre-World conflict II days of cabaret-era Germany, the unconventional facilities round Sibylle—a gorgeous seductress who balances her amorous affairs with 5 males at once—and Friedrich, the callow, melancholic early life who obsessively pursues her.
In a stranger-than-fiction flip, Sibylle Scholoss, on whom the nature of Sibylle is (very) loosely established, is now in her nineties and residing in new york. This ebook allows us to have a good time not just the intense renaissance of 1 of Germany's maximum twentieth-century writers but additionally the meteoric level profession of a German actress whose profession used to be thwarted in its major.
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A Sad Affair by Wolfgang Koeppen