Das Verbrechen (The Crime)

Novellas and Tales
Hardcover , 21 x 13 cm
304 pages
€ 19.00


This volume is the first complete collection of Mela Hartwig’s stories: novellas from her famous debut Ekstasen (Ecstasies), some tales preserved through her literary estate, the novella Das Wunder von Ulm (The Miracle of Ulm) printed in 1936 by a French exiled publisher and Georgslegende (The Legend of George), the only prose publication released after 1945.


»The roaring twenties of literature with Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis as background« (Reinhold Tauber, OÖN)

»Humiliating material restraints, arbitrary authorities and unrequited love: from this festering brew the explosive cocktail that feeds the rage of Hartwig’s heroines is concocted. … A thematically and stylistically extraordinary author.« (Katrin Hillgruber, Der Spiegel)