Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator. He has translated nine books by Joseph Roth and was awarded the PEN translation prize for String of Pearls. His Selected Poems were published in 2010. He lives in London.

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    My Marriage

    Posthumously published in 1934 and based on Jakob Wassermann’s own ruinous marriage, My Marriage is a tragic masterpiece that unfolds in shocking detail. “The candour and extremity and intelligence of My First Wife are profoundly affecting…This is a literary masterwork of a vanished kind, but through the remarkable Hofmann it is born again as a story for our age.”—Rachel Cusk

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    The Voyage That Never Ends

    A self-portrait of one of the 20th century’s most compelling and tragic writers, The Voyage that Never Ends draws on Lowry’s stories, several unfinished novels, poems, and letters to present a picture of the whole range his accomplishment to set alongside his masterpiece, Under the Volcano.

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    The Stalin Front

    A grueling story of combat in a newly discovered masterpiece of world literature.