The Living Are Few, the Dead Many


This is a collection of the short fiction of German writer Hans Henny Jahnn.

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SKU: 9781900565592 Category: Tag: Publisher/imprint : Atlas Press
Page count : 174
Published on 8th November, 2012


The inter-war literary scene in Europe was ripe with Gothic Romanticism and modernist literary Expressionism a la Doblin and Joyce. Hans Henny Jahnn created a ‘crazed marriage’ between these two in his personal cries of existential horror and guilt. Jahnn had both a repulsion and a fascination for mortality, which was reinforced by his unconventional sexuality and by his philosophy that celebrated all aspects of life and death. The Living are Few, the Dead Many features a selection of Jahnn’s works, including The Night of Lead, which is his most renowned work in Germany.

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Weight 0.216 kg
Dimensions 17 × 14.8 × 1.7 cm