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Siegfried Lenz

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“The German Lesson marks a double triumph––a book of rare depth and brilliance, to begin with, presented in an English version that succeeds against improbable odds in conveying the full power of the original.” —Ernst Pawel, New York Times Book Review Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated as a juvenile delinquent, is one day …

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In The Heritage, first published in German in 1978, Zygmunt Rogalla, an elderly Masurian rug-maker from Lucknow ... which was once part of East Prussia, now part of Poland ... tells his story from a hospital bed. The curator of the Masurian museum, where objects were collected as a symbol of the culture that had been …

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