John E. Woods



John E. (Edwin) Woods is a translator who specializes in translating German literature, since about 1978. His work includes much of the fictional prose of Arno Schmidt and the works of contemporary authors such as Ingo Schulze and Christoph Ransmayr. He also translated all the major novels of Thomas Mann (a feat comparable, in simple page count, to a wholly new translation of Proust), as well as works by many other writers. Woods lives in Berlin.

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The Production of Commoditi...

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Buddenbrooks: The Decline o...

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Joseph and His Brothers

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The Last World

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The Magic Mountain

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The Good Man of Nanking: Th...

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Mr. Summer's Story

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The Pigeon

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3.68 avg rating — 11,264 ratings — published 1987 — 108 editions
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The Collected Stories of Ar...

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Flights of love

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3.74 avg rating — 1,867 ratings — published 2000 — 52 editions
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“His whole life long, even in those few moments when he had experienced some inkling of satisfaction, contentment, and perhaps even happiness, he had preferred exhaling to inhaling—just as he had begun life not with a hopeful gasp for air but with a bloodcurdling scream.”
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