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A Sad Affair

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Set during the heady, pre-Second World War days of cabaret-era Germany, the novel centres on Sibylle - a stunning seductress who balances her love affairs with five men at once - and Friedrich, the callow, melancholic youth who obsessively pursues her. Originally banned by the Nazis for its frank sexual themes, Wolfgang Koeppen's first novel is appearing in English. A romance that anticipated Beat literature by nearly twenty years through its dizzying language and exploration of casual love, this is Koeppen's most ...

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A Sad Affair
2003, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393057188

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Sad Affair
2003, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862076013

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