Ricarda Huch in B O D Y

An epistolary novel set in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, a psychological thriller of love and assassination, Ricarda Huch’s work is virtually unknown in the english-speaking world despite her high-standing in the Germany of her time – Thomas Mann called her the “First Lady of Europe” while Hitler and Goebbels sent her congratulatory telegrams on her 80th birthday regardless of her criticism of the Nazi regime.


Now in Saturday European Fiction, and for the first time in English, you can read an excerpt from The Last Summer, translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch, just published by Peirene Press.

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