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Ralph Manheim

Ralph Manheim (b. New York, 1907) was an American translator of German and French literature. His translating career began with a translation of Mein Kempf in which Manheim set out to reproduce Hitler's idiosyncratic, often grammatically aberrant style. In collaboration with John Willett, Manheim translated the works of Bertolt Brecht. The Pen/Ralph Manheim Medal for translation, inaugurated in his name, is a major lifetime achievement award in the field of translation. He himself won its predecessor, the PEN translation prize, in 1964. Manheim died in Cambridge in 1992. He was 85.

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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams
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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

FSG Classics

Peter Handke; Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"The Sunday edition of the Kärntner Volkszeitung carried the following item under ‘Local News': ‘In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, committed suicide on Friday...

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Homo Poeticus
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Homo Poeticus

Danilo Kis; Translated by Ralph Manheim and Francis Jones
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Serbian writer Danilo Kis was preoccupied with man's dehumanization in a mechanized, totalitarian world. His dazzling fiction established him as one of the most artful and eloquent authors of postwar...

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Rosshalde
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Rosshalde

Hermann Hesse; Translated by Ralph Manheim
Picador
Picador

Hermann Hesse's Rosshalde is the classic story of a man torn between obligations to his family and his longing for a spiritual fulfillment that can only be found outside the confines of conventional...

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Absence
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Absence

Peter Handke; Ralph Manheim, Translator
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The time is an unspecified modernity, the place possibly Europe. Absence follows four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- as they journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city.

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Across
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Across

Peter Handke; Ralph Manheim, Translator
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Handke's novel tells the story of a quiet, organized classics teacher named Andreas Loser. One night, on the way to his regularly scheduled card game, he passes a tree that has been defaced by a...

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Dear Mili
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Dear Mili

Wilhelm K. Grimm, illustrated by Maurice Sendak; translated by Ralph Manheim
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A New York Times bestseller, this long-lost Grimm fairy tale illustrated by Maurice Sendak is available again

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Repetition
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Repetition

Peter Handke; Translated by Ralph Manheim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Set in 1960, this novel tells of Filib Kobal's journey from his home in Carinthia to Slovenia on the trail of his missing brother, Gregor. He is armed only with two of Gregor's books: a copy book...

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Slow Homecoming
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Slow Homecoming

Peter Handke; Translated by Ralph Manheim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In this haunting suite of three fictions, Handke cements his reputation as one of the most talented writers of the Twentieth Century.

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Listen, Little Man!
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Listen, Little Man!

Wilhelm Reich; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim; Illustrated with line drawings by artist William Steig
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Listen, Little Man! is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man. Written in 1946 in answer to the gossip and defamation that plagued his remarkable...

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