Books by David Dollenmayer

GOETHE by Rüdiger Safranski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A penetrating, engrossing biography of a literary giant."
A masterful life of the prolific playwright, novelist, statesman, and poet who defined German romanticism. Read full book review >
THE MADONNA ON THE MOON by Rolf Bauerdick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2013

"Though the prose doesn't set off sparks, Baeurdick finds an off-kilter way to explore a dour period in history."
A busy, lightly absurdist coming-of-age tale driven by the confusions of communism, religion and the space race. Read full book review >
THE DIVER by Alfred Neven DuMont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Although the plot occasionally takes banal turns, character voices, as rendered by Dollenmayer's unassuming translation, lend meditative gravitas to the melodrama."
An octogenarian reflects ruefully on his beloved daughter's death and wonders if he could have prevented it, in German media magnate DuMont's debut novel. Read full book review >
CROSSING THE HUDSON by Peter Stephan Jungk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Jungk's beautiful, uncanny work breaks new ground in stories about fathers and sons."
A traffic jam prompts a stirring meditation on family, faith and intellect. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO RESCUE by Mietek Pemper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Compelling subject matter rendered in somewhat dry prose, a possible result of the translation."
A former inmate of the concentration camp that provided slave labor to Oskar Schindler's factory informatively recounts the compilation of the businessman's famous list. Read full book review >
THE KING OF CORSICA by Michael Kleeberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"There's undoubtedly a great swashbuckling adventure story here, but Kleeberg has failed to unearth it."
This first U.S. publication of the German author is a leaden historical, based on a true story, about the (mostly) charmed life of an 18th-century German baron. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF CHILDHOOD by Anna Mitgutsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"Dense and deeply moving."
The quest for a sense of belonging motivates a first-generation Jewish American exploring his roots in post-WWII Austria. Read full book review >