Not a novel

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Drawing from her 25 years of thinking and writing, the book plots a journey through the works and subjects that have inspired and influenced Jenny Erpenbeck. Written with the same clarity and insight that characterise her fiction, the pieces range from literary criticism and reflections on Germany’s history, to the autobiographical essays where Erpenbeck forgoes the literary cloak to write from a deeply personal perspective about life and politics, hope and despair, and the role of the writer in grappling with these forces. Here we see one of the most searching of European writers reckoning with her country’s divided past in all its complexity, and responding to the world today with insight, intelligence and humanity.

Description

Not a Novel is the best of Jenny Erpenbeck’s non-fiction. Moving and insightful, the pieces range from personal essays and literary criticism to reflections on Germany’s history, interrogating life and politics, language and freedom, hope and despair. By turns both luminous and explosive, this collection shows one of the most acclaimed European writers reckoning with her country’s divided past, and responding to the world today with intelligence and humanity.

Additional information

Weight0.154 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

834.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K