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The Aristocrat: Boeetius Von Orlameunde (Masks) Paperback – 15 Oct 1994


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?...that produces an iridescent beauty, a sheen of opal and mother of pearl in his works, which possesses the greatest attraction for me personally... In short we have in Weiss an important artist - probably the strongest talent in our recent prose? Thomas Mann (1924) ?To be interesting is certainly the first and perhaps the only demand to be made of a story teller, the criterion of his talent, much more than with a poet or a dramatist. For if one is to listen to someone, that is, listen for a long time, then he just has to be interesting - admittedly a mysterious and hardly definable characteristic, but you possess this secret and the undefinable something, and it makes you - shall I say: great?? Thomas Mann (1937)

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Born in Moravia in 1882, Ernst Weiss grew up in Vienna where he trained as a doctor. Following the First World War, he settled in Berlin and devoted himself to writing. His work was admired by many leading figures of the period including Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse and Joseph Roth. When Hitler came to power he went into exile in Paris. He died on May 15th 1940, one day after German troops entered Paris, as a result of a suicide attempt. This is the first English translation of an author whom Thomas Mann called the most gifted German writer of his generation.

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