[Bobrowski’s] haunting, mysterious oeuvre abounds with paradox, it is both monolithic and intimate; concrete, vet seemingly impalpable; consciously post-war, yet timeless.

—*Times Literary Supplement *

Available April 1, 1996

Levin’s Mill

Fiction by Johannes Bobrowski

Translated by Janet Cropper

Johannes Bobrowski (1917-1965) is known as one of Germany’s greatest writers. His first novel, set in a West Prussian village in 1874, tells the story of the narrator’s grandfather, who plots and schemes to ruin the Jewish newcomer who has built a mill downstream from him. With splendid irony, Bobrowski describes the diverse characters of the Jews, Poles, Gypsies, and Germans who inhabit the village, and whose affairs mirror the larger history of Poland. As The Irish Times says, “Bobrowski has a marvelous ability to evoke the countryside and a vanished way of life… throughout the entire book there is a keen though understated element of humour, as well as a compelling, dream-like sense of fantasy.”

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ISBN
9780811213295
Price US
12
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
240

Johannes Bobrowski

20th century German lyric poet, narrative writer, and essayist

[Bobrowski’s] haunting, mysterious oeuvre abounds with paradox, it is both monolithic and intimate; concrete, vet seemingly impalpable; consciously post-war, yet timeless.

—*Times Literary Supplement *