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Friedo Lampe At the Edge of the Night

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Hesperus Press Ltd

UK

2019

Paperback

144

Standard

302883

978-1-84391-654-3

1-84391-654-1

Fiction in translation

Annotation

This poignant novel, beautifully translated by Simon Beattie, was, in Lampe's words, "born into a regime where it could not breathe;" he hoped that one day it might rise again. It has no one main character, but evokes the sensations and impressions of a sultry September evening on the waterfront of Bremen, with its charm and tenderness, squalor and lust. It contains a stream of images with many characters: children, old and young people, men and women, townsfolk, performers, students and seamen. Things happen as they happen, horrible things, touching things. Its depiction of raw reality was unacceptable to the Nazis: the book was seized by them in December 1933 and withdrawn from sale.

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