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Nicole Krauss - Author

About the Author

Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestseller The History of Love, which was published by Penguin in 2005. It won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina prizes. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five
languages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Forest Dark

Forest Dark

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2018

CHOSEN AS BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE OBSERVER, NEW YORKER, NEW YORK TIMES BOOKS REVIEW, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT AND THE TIMES `Lucid and exhilarating ... A great gift' New York Review of Books `Tantalizes and compels ... A welcome reminder of how a novel can be defiantly and brilliantly novel' Douglas Kennedy, New Statesman Jules Epstein has vanished: first slowly, then all at once. He begins divesting himself of all of his worldly possessions. Now he's fallen off the face of the earth, and all the search parties can find is his empty monogrammed briefcase, abandoned in the Judean foothills. In her room at the Tel Aviv Hilton, an American novelist has also left home to undergo a transformation. But when a stranger recruits her for a project involving Kafka, she is drawn into a mystery that will take her on a metaphysical journey and change her in ways she could never have imagined.

Waldes Dunkel

Waldes Dunkel

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

Nicole Krauss, die Autorin des Welterfolges "e;Die Geschichte der Liebe"e;, kehrt mit einem phantastischen Roman zuruck: Ein vom Leben enttauschter reicher New Yorker Anwalt und eine Schriftstellerin mit Eheproblemen machen sich auf die Suche nach dem Unbekannten in sich selbst und finden in der Wuste Israels uberraschende Wege, uber sich, ihre Traume und die Welt hinaus ins Unendliche zu schauen. Jules Epstein, 68, einst Beweger und politischer Macher mit bergroem Ego, gert nach der Scheidung von seiner langjhrigen Frau aus dem Tritt. Zum Schrecken seiner Kinder verschenkt er den grten Teil seines Vermgens und mchte den Rest in eine Stiftung zum Gedenken an seine verstorbenen Eltern stecken. Am liebsten wrde er den seit 2000 Jahren abgeholzten Mount Hebron in Israel aufforsten lassen. Schon im Flieger allerdings lernt er einen Rabbiner kennen, der ein Treffen smtlicher lebender Abkmmlinge von Knig David plant und darauf besteht, Epstein gehre zu dieser traditionsreichen dynastischen Linie. Epstein versucht, den versponnenen Rabbi loszuwerden, aber dann trifft er auf dessen verfhrerische Tochter, die in der Wste Negev einen Film dreht Die junge Autorin Nicole aus Brooklyn lsst nach einer Epiphanie in der Kche, bei der sie sich nur noch als nutzloses Staubkorn im Multiversum sieht, ihre Familie zurck und flieht ins Hilton von Tel Aviv, wo sie seit ihrer Geburt jedes Jahr gewesen ist. Ein Ort der Ruhe, hofft sie, an dem sie sich wiederfinden kann. Doch ein emeritierter Literaturprofessor mit dubioser Mossad-Vergangenheit lauert ihr stndig auf und bedrngt sie, ein unvollendetes Drama fertigzuschreiben, das angeblich von Kafka stammt. Und whrend aus den Palstinensergebieten Raketen ber den nchtlichen Himmel ziehen, landet Nicole, irregeleitet vom sinistren Professor, allein in einer Htte in der Wste Negev. Auf dem Schreibtisch nur zwei Dinge: eine alte Schreibmaschine und ein Bildband, betitelt "e;Die Wlder Israels"e;. Mit sprhender Intelligenz und erzhlerischer Raffinesse webt Nicole Krauss ein traumhaft metaphorisches Gespinst von einem Roman, frei nach Dante: "e;Ich fand auf unseres Lebensweges Mitte in eines Waldes Dunkel mich verschlagen, weil sich vom rechten Pfad verirrt die Schritte."e;

Forest Dark

Forest Dark

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

**A New York Times Notable Book of the Year; AGlobe and Mail Best Book of the Year**"e;A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration."e; Philip Roth"e;One of Americas most important novelists"e; (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individualsan older lawyer and a young novelistwhose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, hes felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbis beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own projecta film about the life of David being shot in the desertwith life-changing consequences.But Epstein isnt the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writers block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of realityand her own perception of lifethat has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she cant turn down, shes drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realizationof looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

Forest Dark

Forest Dark

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from a thirty-year marriage, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he begins shedding the possessions he spent a lifetime accumulating - a watch here, an Old Master there - and becomes elusive, distant. Resolving to do something to commemorate his parents, he travels to Tel Aviv and checks into the Hilton. Meanwhile, a novelist leaves her husband and children behind in Brooklyn and arrives at the same hotel, hoping that the view of the pool she used to dive into on childhood holidays will unlock her writer's block. But when a retired professor of literature recruits her for a project involving Kafka, she is drawn into a mystery that will take her on a metaphysical journey and change her in ways she could never have imagined.

Best European Fiction

Best European Fiction

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2011

Die Geschichte der Liebe

Die Geschichte der Liebe

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2011

Die vierzehnjahrige Alma wurde nach der Hauptfigur eines Romans benannt. Leo Gursky hatte den Text als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, fur seine groe Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er wei nicht, dass das Buch den Holocaust uberstanden hat. Bis die junge Alma sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht. "e;Bezaubernd, zrtlich und sehr originell."e; (J. M. Coetzee)"e;Ein groartiger Roman."e; (Spiegel)"e;Dies ist ein gewaltiges Buch, das unser mdes Herz erfrischt. Nicole Krauss sei gepriesen dafr."e; (Colum McCann)"e;Einfach anfangen zu lesen. Es ist wunderbar."e; (Stern)"e;Ein auergewhnlicher Roman, lebensprall, klug und poetisch, von eigenwilligem Charme, staunenswerter Anschaulichkeit und gesegnet mit einem zrtlichen Humor."e; (FAZ)

Kommt ein Mann ins Zimmer

Kommt ein Mann ins Zimmer

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2011

Wo bleibt die Erinnerung?Samson Greene, ein New Yorker Englischprofessor, wird orientierungslos in der Wste Nevadas aufgefunden. Er kehrt zurck in sein frheres Leben, doch es bleibt ihm fremd. Alle Erinnerungen seit seinem zwlften Lebensjahr sind ausgelscht. Ein kalifornischer Arzt kann Samson schlielich fr Experimente der modernen Hirnforschung gewinnen. Der Beginn einer abenteuerlichen und gefhrlichen Reise ... "e;Mit diesem auergewhnlich tief empfundenen, klarsichtigen Buch betritt Nicole Krauss das Pantheon der groen amerikanischen Literatur."e; (Susan Sontag)"e;Das Buch ist Beziehungsgeschichte, Science-Fiction, Road-Movie - ein intelligenter Lesespa."e; (Die Zeit)"e;Eine komplexe Metapher der Einsamkeit."e; (FAZ)"e;Das berhrend tragikomische Portrt eines Daseins ohne Vergangenheit."e; (Freundin)"e;Ein beeindruckendes Debt."e; (SZ)

Great House

Great House

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2011

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011, Nicole Krauss's Great House is a haunting story that explores loss and memory. In New York a woman spends the night with a young Chilean poet before he departs, leaving her at his desk. Later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police. . . In north London, a man caring for his dying wife discovers a lock of hair that unravels a terrible secret. . . In Jerusalem, an antiques dealer reassembles his father's study plundered by Nazis. One item remains missing. . . Spanning continents and decades, weaving an intricate web of its characters' lives, Great House tells a soaring story of love, loss and survival against the odds. 'The History of Love was very good indeed. Great House...is even better. A heartbreaking meditation on loss and memory and how they construct our lives' Guardian 'Full of mystery and suspense, building towards one og th great climaxes in contemporary fiction. It is hard to imagine a better book of fiction being published this year...one of the finest writers of our time' Jewish Chronicle 'Bewitching, mysterious and deeply moving. One of 2011's must-reads' Harper's Bazaar Nicole Krauss is an American bestselling author who has received international critical acclaim for her first three novels: Great House, The History of Love (Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger) and Man Walks into a Room (shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award), all of which are available in Penguin paperback.

Das groe Haus

Das groe Haus

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Uber Jahrzehnte jagt der judische Kunsthandler Georg Weisz den Habseligkeiten nach, die seiner Familie vor dem Abtransport ins KZ geraubt wurden. Besessen von dem Wunsch, das grauenvolle Geschehen seiner Kindheit ungeschehen zu machen, baut er in seinem Haus in Jerusalem das Zimmer seines Vaters genau so nach, wie er es aus dem Vorkriegs-Budapest in Erinnerung behalten hat. Der Schreibtisch jedoch fehlt. Es ist ein klotziges, Ungluck verheiendes Mobelstuck, und seine verschiedenen Besitzer - die New Yorker Schriftstellerin Nadia, der chilenische Student Daniel, die deutsche Holocaustuberlebende Lotte - geraten in einen Strudel von Ereignissen, die sie mit Liebe, Verlust und Tod konfrontieren. Nicole Krauss nimmt uns mit auf eine vertrackte Zeitreise in verschttete Welten. Sie alle leuchten mit der Schrfe ihrer Erkenntnis, der Schnheit ihrer Bilder und der Prgnanz ihrer Kunst, die auslotet, was Sprache sagen kann und wo sie letztlich schweigen muss. "e;Das groe Haus"e; ist ein mitreiender Roman ber die Gruel und Schnheiten des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Man Walks into a Room

Man Walks into a Room

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2006

Award-winning American novelist Nicole Krauss first captivated readers with her groundbreaking debut novel Man Walks into a Room, a novel in which Krauss explores what it is to lose one's identity and what it is to discover what makes us human. Samson Greene has been missing for eight days when he is discovered wandering through the Nevada desert, 'ragged as a crow' and with no idea who he is. He is rushed to hospital where doctors save his life, but all his memories after the age of twelve have been permanently lost. Now, as he looks around the beautiful apartment he apparently shares with his wife and which is filed with all the souvenirs of a life well lived, Samson feels nothing more than a vague admiration. In her first novel Nicole Krauss tells the story of a man suddenly liberated from the life he has made, disconnected from the people who have defined him. Withdrawing from a wife he has no memory of loving, Samson plunges weightless into the future. But when he agrees to participate in a revolutionary experiment, what he experiences a revelation of what it means to be human. 'Krauss celebrates the anything-but-simple art of human connection' San Francisco Chronicle 'You'll savour the last page - and be hungry for future work from this talented author' The Washington Post Book World Nicole Krauss is an American bestselling author who has received international critical acclaim for her first three novels: Great House (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011), The History of Love (Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger) and Man Walks into a Room all of which are available in Penguin paperback.

The History of Love A Novel

The History of Love A Novel

Author: Nicole Krauss Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2006

Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he's still alive. But it wasn't always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book...Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of extraordinary depth and beauty (Newsday).