The Hothouse

By: Koeppen, Wolfgang; Hofmann, Michael (translated by)

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Harrowing, moody, and supremely powerful, The Hothouse, first published in 1953, stands among the finest novels written in postware Germany. Bitterly controversial at home, largely unknown abroad, Koeppen (1906-1996) brought a volcanic, high-modernist style to German literature, a style that remains unparalleled to this day. Keetenheuve in a sophisticated and idealistic intellectual, a German politician who returned from self-imposed exile during the war. Until this point, he led a life guided by principle and political optimism. Ultimately, his idealism proves to be his downfall. As he attempts to break with the past and introduce pacifist politics, Keetenheuve encounters only the antagonism of his self-interested political colleagues. The Hothouse traces the tragic final two days in the life of this moral man, disillusioned by political corruption and depressed by the sudden loss of his wife. An ironic, erotic, and deeply mournful novel. 216 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: The Hothouse

Author: Koeppen, Wolfgang; Hofmann, Michael (translated by)

Categories: Historical,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., W W Norton & Co Inc: 2001

ISBN: 0393049027

ISBN 13: 9780393049022

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 001547