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The Golem

Meyrink, Gustav; Mitchell, Mike (translator)

ISBN 10: 1873982917 / ISBN 13: 9781873982914
Published by Dedalus Ltd, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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1995, Daedalus, England. Mike Mitchell Translation from German. First printing of the Mitchell translation. Black covers have lots of wear. Creases including hard diagonal crease near lower right corner. Clean, unmarked inside except some pages have folded corners. Bookseller Inventory # 005926

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Title: The Golem

Publisher: Dedalus Ltd

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

"A superbly atmospheric story set in the old Prague ghetto featuring The Golem, a kind of rabbinical Frankenstein's monster, which manifests iitself every 33 years in a room without a door. Stranger still, it seems to have the same face as the narrator. Made into a film in 1920, this extraordinary book combines uncanny psychology of doppelganger stories with expressionism and more than a little melodrama... Meyrink's old Prague - like Dicken's London - is one of the great creations of City writing, an eerie, claustrophobic and fantastical underworld where anything can happen." -- Phil Baker in The Sunday Times

About the Author:

Gustav Meyrink (I868-1932) found worldwide critical and commercial acclaim with his first novel The Golem (I9I5), which prior to the Dedalus Meyrink programme has been the only work available in English. It established his reputation as the master of the occult and the grotesque.(He was the German translator of Dickens). His reputation declined in his last years but his work is now being reassessed in Germany & Austria, and he is now considered as one of the most important German language novelists of the 20th century . Dedalus is part of the European-wide movement championing Meyrink's work. A new translation of The Golem was published by Dedalus in 1995, and the first English translations of The Green Face; Walpurgisnacht, The Angel of the West Window, The White Dominican, The Opal (and other stories), were published by Dedalus during 1991-94 making all of Meyrink's major work available in English. In 2008 Dedalus published the first English language biography of Gustav Meyrink,Vivo: The Life of Gustav Meyrink by Mike Michell. In 2010 Dedalus will publish a further collection of Meyrink's short stories.

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