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The Old Child & Other Stories (Signed)

Erpenbeck, Jenny

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ISBN 10: 081121608X / ISBN 13: 9780811216081
Published by New Directions, 2005
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New York: New Directions (2005). First edition. Third printing. Softbounbd, a trade paperback original. New. A pristine unread copy (without marks or bruises or smells or any other defect). Shipped in well-padded box. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign. Author has signed her name directly on the title page and the place of signing also noted (NY). SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17884245583

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Title: The Old Child & Other Stories (Signed)

Publisher: New Directions

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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The Old Child & Other Stories introduces in English one of Germany’s most original and brilliant young authors, Jenny Erpenbeck.

Written in spare, highly concentrated language, "a sustained feat of verbal economy" (Die Zeit), the one novella and four stories in The Old Child go beyond the limits of the expected, the real. Dark, serious, often mystical, these marvelous fictions about women’s lives provide glimpses into the minds of outcasts and eccentrics, at the same time bearing out Dostoevsky’s comment that hope can be found so long as a man can see even a tiny view of the sky.

About the Author:

Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York.

Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. New Directions publishes her books The Old Child & Other Stories, The Book of Words, and Visitation, which NPR called "a story of the century as seen by the objects we've known and lost along the way."

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