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Dichter - Literat - Emigrant. Über Hermann Kesten

Fähnders, Walter; Hendrik Weber (eds.)

Published by Aisthesis Verlag, Bielefeld, 2005
Condition: vg Soft cover

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Octavo. 310pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers with black and red lettering on cover. Born in 1900 as son of a Jewish merchant in Nuremberg Hermann Kesten, a novelist, dramatist and editor, was one of the major literary figures of the New Objectivity movement (Neue Sachlichkeit) in the 1920s in Germany. After Hitler came to power in Germany Kesten left Germany for Paris and became an editor for the Amsterdam publisher Allert de Lange and eventually moved to Amsterdam which had become the center of exile publishing for German authors. In 1940 Kesten moved to New York and later became an American Citizen. Kesten was known for his untiring efforts as writer, literary agent, editor, literary critic, correspondent and journalist. Collection of biographical essays on Kesten's many activities with contributions by Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Torben Fischer, Carina de Jonge, Cornelius Schnauber, among others. Illustrated with some b/w photographs and reproduction of documents. Includes an extensive bibliography on Kesten's writings as well as research literature. Text in German. Wrappers with light wear along edges, light creasing. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36153

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Title: Dichter - Literat - Emigrant. Über Hermann ...

Publisher: Aisthesis Verlag, Bielefeld

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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