City with Houses by Ernst-Wilhelm Handler

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A city with deteriorating houses. A pristine house seemingly without inhabitants. Inhabitants of a world no longer human. In this remarkable collection of stories, Ernst-Wilhelm Händler transports us to a place where nothing is quite as we know it. Händler creates a series of possible worlds, some resembling those we experience on a regular basis, others existing in startling opposition to everyday life.

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Ernst-Wilhelm Händler was born in Regensburg, Germany, in 1953. He studied economics and philosophy and worked as the head of his family's business after completing his studies. Since the publication of his highly acclaimed debut, City with Houses, he has written three novels-Kongre, Fall, and Sturm. In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious Erik-Reger Prize for Literature.
Published January 23, 2002 by Northwestern University Press. 229 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The 11 stories in this collection, first published in Germany in 1995, reveal Händler to be a formidable intellectual and literary talent, although his relentlessly insular and almost obsessive approach to narrative, form and subject makes many of these titles virtually inaccessible to the averag...

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