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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. (1 Feb 1997)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 342302626X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3423026260
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 11.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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'A study of schizophrenia whose style anticipates Bernhard and Beckett.' --The Guardian<br /><br />'A harbinger of European modernism.' --The New Yorker

'A harbinger of European modernism.' --The New Yorker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Georg Buchner was born in Goddelau in 1813 and died of typhus in 1837, at the age of just 23. In his short life he nonetheless managed to make a significant impact on German literature and it is widely believed that, had he lived longer, he could have achieved the stature of such German literary giants as Goethe and Schiller. More famous for his plays, including Danton's Death, Lenz is Georg Buchner's only known story. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Kindle Edition
The book is bilingual.
I see other reviews have had problems with Kindle downloads without, apparently, the English translation..
Having the original and the translation by an accomplished linguist is a great privilege . Its production is very pleasant to handle.
It is a stimulating and terrifying description of madness and the transposition , by Buchner, of the schoolmaster's description into his narrative lends immediacy and a linguistic excitement.

Is a suitable starting point into a further exploration of the fascinating worlds and writings of these two writers particularly in the case of Lenz whose work is little translated into English.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elkapan on 10 Nov 2012
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This edition is in GERMAN, despite the description stating otherwise. Please click the 'sample' button to confirm this for yourself. Don't waste money on a non-refundable purchase like I did. A complete waste of money.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marty on 13 Dec 2012
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This is a German edition. Do not pay for this book unless fluent. Shocking since it is described as an English addition.
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A magnificently restless reading 4 Mar 2011
By Mme - Published on Amazon.com
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Compelling translation of a far not enough known masterpiece, this edition of Lenz can be read in one sitting - correction, cannot but be read in one sitting.
Richard Sieburth, currently a mostly admired professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU, does a great job in rendering in English the fragmented structure and excruciating rhythm of Lenz's thoughts and action as he breaks down into paranoiac attacks and suicidal attempts. This Lenz is the essence of the Romantic narrative, but at the same time has that note of modern stream of consciousness that makes it appealing to a larger audience.
The book includes both versions of Lenz's story, the one told by Oberlin's diaries and the one reorganized by Buchner, as well as ample commentaries and a text by Goethe (not by chance, since Lenz was among Goethe's greatest admirers and emulators).
This edition, sold by an independent publishing house in Brooklyn, is just the perfect size to always keep in your pocket.
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Lenz 12 Dec 2011
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This is a great book with 5 short stories in it. The German on one page and English on another is very helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone learning German.
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