House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann
2008. First edition. A near fine, unread copy.
In 1933 the prominent author and political activist Heinrich Mann and his partner Nelly Kroeger were forced to flee Germany, finding refuge in France and later, in great despair, Los Angeles. There Nelly committed suicide in 1944 and Heinrich dies in 1950. Prior to their death they formed a unique clique of friends in exile, crossing paths with the likes of Joyce, Brecht, Kafka, Schwitters and Woolf. HOUSE OF EXILE is a unique work, pioneering a new literary form - the collective biography. This book is a must for all interested in the literary landscape of the 20th centur
Shortlisted for Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2009.