The Woman from Hamburg
and Other True Stories
By Hanna Krall
(Other Press, Hardcover, 9781590511367, 260pp.)
Publication Date: June 17, 2005
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Through Krall's adroit and journalistic style, her reader is thrown into a world where love, hatred, compassion, and indifference appear in places where we least expect them, illuminating the implacable logic of the surreal.
"It is precisely the difficult path Krall] takes toward her topic that has made some of these texts masterpieces."
-- "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (on "Dancing at Other People's Weddings")
"Heartbreaking, strange . . . and marvelously told."
-- "Die Zeit" (on "Proofs of Existence")
Hanna Krall was born in Warsaw in 1937 and was a reporter for Polityka from 1957 until 1981, when martial law was imposed and her publications were banned. The recipient of numerous international literary awards, her books have been translated into 15 languages. She lives in Warsaw.
Madeline G. Levine
Madeline G. Levine was Czeslaw Milosz's prose translator. Her translation of Ida Fink's A Scrap of Time and Other Stories was awarded the PEN Book-of-the Month Club Translation Prize.