Book List in Order:5 titles

  • Since 1974 Gerhard Roth has frequently employed the genre of the crime novel to explore contemporary individuals and their relation to society. In The Plan, Roths main character, Konrad Feldt, is not properly a criminal his supervisor privately hands...


  • Fiction. Translated from the German by Tristram Wolff. The latest release in Burning Deck's Dichten series focusing on contemporary German writers, THE WILL TO SICKNESS is Gerhard Roth's classic 1973 novella. It reveals Roth's "objective prose" at it...


  • The Story of Darkness tells the real-life story of Karl Berger, a Viennese Jew. Growing up in Leopoldstadt, the second Viennese district, he seems firmly established in his Austrian identity. But in the early thirties, the growing anti-Semitism and t...