University of Nebraska Press, Paperback, 9780803293465, 215pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
"Jim Shepard wrote a fictional biography of F. W. Murnau, a strange breed of man who made compelling art from life and whose life, it turns out, makes compelling art."—Small Spiral Notebook
"Shepard has so thoroughly mastered the idiom and feel of the period that we seem to be inside a young Thomas Mann novel."—Kirkus
"Mordantly funny and moving."—Entertainment Weekly
"In Nosferatu, F. W. Murnau becomes his own subject—one of the undead, hollowed out and sucked dry by the love he has betrayed. The life, again, informs, deforms, and becomes the work."—New York Times Book Review