Boys and Murderers: Collected Short Fiction

Boys and Murderers: Collected Short Fiction


By (author) Hermann Ungar, Translated by Isabel F. Cole, Preface by Thomas Mann, Illustrated by Otto Gutfreund

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  • Publisher: Twisted Spoon Press
  • Format: Paperback | 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 20mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Prague
  • ISBN 10: 8086264254
  • ISBN 13: 9788086264257
  • Edition statement: Translation
  • Illustrations note: 1 b&w line drawing (frontispiece)
  • Sales rank: 418,011

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Fiction. Translated from the German by Isabel F. Cole. From the author of the highly-acclaimed novel The Maimed, the completecollection of his short fiction translated for the first time into English. Admired by Thomas Mann, whose Preface is included in this volume for his analysis of the human psyche, Ungar was a writer of unique talent whose life was prematurely ended by illness. The stories in this volume are in turn grotesque and comical as they explore the depravities of the heart anddelusions of the mind. Taking Prague as well as his hometown of Boskovice for his settings, Ungar can be located in that illustrious tradition of both Prague German writers (he was associated with Franz Kafka in the Prague Circle) and Jewish writers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, such as Joseph Roth. Long forgotten in German literature, Ungar1s work has experienced a renaissance over the past decade with new editions appearing in German as well as in Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and English. "

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