Books by Ernst Weiss

THE ARISTOCRAT by Ernst Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Expertly translated minor-key work, and a welcome addition to the growing body of modern European fiction available in English."
A first English translation of an intense and disturbing short novel, originally published in 1928, by an obscure Moravian-born writer best known for his friendship with Franz Kafka and for his later novel The Eyewitness (1977). ``The Aristocrat'' is Boâtius von OrlamÅnde, who narrates in a nervous present tense the story of his unhappy years at Onderkuhle, a boarding school for scions of wealth and privilege who are destined to be respected and to command (``not to be courageous, but to show courage was what was demanded''). Read full book review >