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The Sleep of the Righteous - by Wolfgang Hilbig (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Two Lines Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Wolfgang Hilbig

Language: English

TCIN: 78700073
UPC: 9781931883474
Item Number (DPCI): 247-20-4043


Named a Flavorwire Best Independent Book of 2015

"Wolfgang Hilbig is an artist of immense stature," -- László Krasznahorkai, recipient of the 2015 International Man Booker Prize and author of Satantango and Seiobo There Below

"-Evokes the luminous prose of W.G. Sebald. . . . Hilbig's masterly work captures the angst of a man unable to escape the wreckage of his past." -- The New York Times

"Out of the ugliness of history and the wasted landscape of his home, he has created stories of disconsolate beauty." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Unusually accessible for Hilbig . . . the paralyzing duality of identity in his relationship to East and West runs through the collection." -- the Times Literary Supplement

"[Hilbig writes as] Edgar Allan Poe could have written if he had been born in Communist East Germany." -- Los Angeles Review of Books

"Hilbig's prose is vivid and poetic, and a Kafkaesque touch gives these stories ample atmosphere." -- Publishers Weekly

"Beautiful, dream-like stories of the pain and wonder of becoming oneself." -- Die Zeit

"Wolfgang Hilbig is on the track of the truth. Once he has found it, he is not afraid to look it straight in the face." -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"Pure, masterful . . . a calmly, powerfully flowing stream of words that stops time like an endless spell of intoxication." -- Süddeutsche Zeitung

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