A one-of-a-kind exploration of the nineteenth century that ties the time period to our own through essays on everything from Balzac to Wagner.
Joachim Kalka is an essayist, literary critic, and translator of authors such as Martin Amis, Angela Carter, G. K. Chesterton, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Christopher Isherwood. He lives in Leipzig, Germany. Isabel Fargo Cole is a writer and translator of authors including Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Franz Fuhmann, Wolfgang Hilbig and Klaus Hoffer. She lives in Berlin, Germany.
"Kalka is stupendously well-read, and uses this range to make all sorts of unexpected links." --Stephan Speicher, S ddeutsche Zeitung