The Modern Library Classics; Author of The Journey; Translated by Peter Filkins
H. G. Adler was the author of twenty-six books of fiction, poetry, philosophy, and history. Born in Prague in 1910, Adler was a survivor of the Holocaust. He later settled in England and began writing about his experience. Adler died in London in 1988. b> b>Peter Filkins is an acclaimed translator and the recipient of a Berlin Prize fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin. He teaches writing and literature at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
"The Journey and Panorama . . . are modernist masterpieces worthy of comparison to those of Kafka or Musil."--The New Yorker "Haunting . . . as remarkable for its literary experimentation as for its historical testimony."--San Francisco Chronicle "Panorama should have been the brilliant debut of a major German writer. . . . It's hard to fathom why we had to wait so long. . . . Under any circumstances, let alone such harsh ones, his accomplishments would be remarkable."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) "Astonishing . . . Works such as Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Primo Levi's If This Is a Man and H. G. Adler's . . . Panorama draw the strength of their narrative from direct memory."--Simon Schama, Financial Times "[A] stirring novel . . . expertly and elegantly translated by Peter Filkins."--Los Angeles Times