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The Book of Words

The Book of Words( )
Author: Erpenbeck, Jenny
Translator: Bernofsky, Susan
ISBN:978-0-8112-1706-4
Publication Date:Dec 2007
Publisher:New Directions Publishing Corporation
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

A searing novella about coming of age in a land of tyranny, by one of Germany's most brilliant young authors.

Book Details
Pages:112
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 0.3 Inches
Book Weight:0.242 Pounds
Author Biography
Erpenbeck, Jenny (Author)


Jenny Erpenbeck was born on March 12, 1967 in East Berlin. She is a German director and writer. In Berlin she attended an Advanced High School, where she graduated in 1985. She then completed a two-year apprenticeship as a bookbinder before working at several theaters as props and wardrobe supervisor. From 1988 to 1990 Erpenbeck studied theatre at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 1990 she changed her studies to Music Theater Director studying with Ruth Berghaus.

After the completion of her studies in 1994 she spent some time as an assistant director at the opera house in Graz, where in 1997 she did her own productions of Schoenberg's Erwartung, Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle and a world premiere of her own piece Cats Have Seven Lives. As a freelance director, she directed in 1998 different opera houses in Germany and Austria, including Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in Aachen, Acis and Galatea at the Berlin State Opera and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Zaide in Nuremberg/Erlangen. In the 1990s Erpenbeck started a writing career in addition to her directing. She is author of narrative prose and plays: in 1999, History of the Old Child, her debut; in 2001, her collection of stories Trinkets; in 2004, the novella Dictionary; and in February 2008, the novel Visitation. In March 2007, Erpenbeck took over a column by Nicole Krauss in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

In 2015 won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with her title The End of Days.

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