Books by Arno Schmidt

THE SCHOOL FOR ATHEISTS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2001

"Few readers will absorb all of this tale's perverse riches, but when one ardent character proclaims 'We all live in one colossal novel,' it almost makes you wish it were an Arno Schmidt novel."
Another surpassingly strange experimental fiction, originally published in 1972 by "the German Joyce" (1914-79), whose pun-filled derangements of reality have not deterred his indefatigable (and expert) English translator. Read full book review >
THE STONY HEART and B/MOONDOCKS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 1997

"And here's hoping translator Woods is at work on the rest of Schmidt's demanding rewarding oeuvre."
The Stony Heart and B/Moondocks ($49.95; Dec. 10, 1997; 424 pp.; 1-56478-170-4): The concluding installment of translator Woods's stupendous four-volume edition of ``the German Joyce's'' Collected Early Fiction, 19491964. Read full book review >
COLLECTED NOVELLAS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

One narrative of cultural history runs like this: As contributions to 20th-century high modernism, the English-speaking world gave us Joyce; the French gave us Proust; and the Germans gave us Hitler. Read full book review >