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001    on1379799258 
003    OCoLC 
005    20230601111223.0 
008    230523s2023    nyu           000 1 eng   
010      2023001716 
020    9780811229340|q(hardcover) 
020    0811229343|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)1379799258 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cOQX|dOQX|dGPI 
041 1  eng|hger 
049    GPIA 
050 00 PT2665.R59|bK3513 2023 
082 00 833/.92|223/eng/20230124 
100 1  Erpenbeck, Jenny,|d1967-|eauthor. 
240 10 Kairos.|lEnglish 
245 10 Kairos /|cJenny Erpenbeck ; translated from the German by 
       Michael Hofmann. 
264  1 New York :|bNew Directions Books,|c2023. 
300    293 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "A New Directions book." 
520    "Jenny Erpenbeck (the author of Go, Went, Gone and 
       Visitation) is an epic storyteller and arguably the most 
       powerful voice in contemporary German literature. 
       Erpenbeck's new novel Kairos-an unforgettably compelling 
       masterpiece tells the story of the romance begun in East 
       Berlin at the end of the 1980s when nineteen-year-old 
       Katharina meets by chance a married writer in his fifties 
       named Hans. Their passionate yet difficult long-running 
       affair takes place against the background of the declining
       GDR, through the upheavals wrought by its dissolution in 
       1989 and then what comes after. In her unmistakable style 
       and with enormous sweep, Erpenbeck describes the path of 
       the two lovers, as Katharina grows up and tries to come to
       terms with a not always ideal romance, even as a whole 
       world with its own ideology disappears. As the Times 
       Literary Supplement writes: "The weight of history, the 
       particular experiences of East and West, and the ways in 
       which cultural and subjective memory shape individual 
       identity has always been present in Erpenbeck's work. She 
       knows that no one is all bad, no state all rotten, and she
       masterfully captures the existential bewilderment of this 
       period between states and ideologies." In the opinion of 
       her superbly gifted translator Michael Hofmann, Kairos is 
       the great post-Unification novel. And, as The New Republic
       has commented on his work as a translator: "Hofmann's 
       translation is invaluable-it achieves what translations 
       are supposedly unable to do: it is at once 'loyal' and 
       'beautiful'""--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Young women|vFiction. 
650  0 Married men|vFiction. 
650  0 Adultery|vFiction. 
655  7 Romance fiction.|2lcgft 
655  7 Novels.|2lcgft 
700 1  Hofmann, Michael,|d1957 August 25-|etranslator. 
994    C0|bGPI 
Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - New Materials  ERPENBECK, JENNY    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - New Materials  FIC ERPENBECK, J    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - New Materials  NEW F ERPENBECK, JENNY    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - New  F ERPENBECK    DUE 12-18-23
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials  F ERPENBECK JENNY    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - New Books  NEW FIC ERPENBECK    DUE 12-13-23