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My Marriage
My Marriage | Jakob Wassermann
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Alexander Herzog, a young writer, goes to Vienna to escape his debts and a failed love affair. There he is pursued by book-loving Ganna: giddy, girlish, clumsy, eccentric, and wild. Dazzled and unnerved by her devotion to him, and attracted to the large dowry offered by her wealthy father, he thinks he can mold Ganna into what he wants. But no one can control her troubling passions. As their marriage starts to self-destruct, Herzog will discover that he can never escape her. Posthumously published in 1934 and based on Wassermann's own ruinous marriage, My Marriage is a tragic masterpiece that unfolds in shocking detail. This story of rare intensity and drama is now brought to English readers in a powerful translation by Michael Hofmann.
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emilyhaldi
My Marriage | Jakob Wassermann
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Herzog thinks eccentric Ganna is going to be an #easylover with her large dowry and giddy, clumsy demeanor. But his plan backfires when Ganna‘s passions are more uncontrollable than he figured and he realizes he can never escape her!!! I haven‘t read this yet but after rereading the summary it might be next on my list!! I love myself some crazy 🤪
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola That sounds wild! 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s still on my TBR, too. 🙄 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, this works for #pop19 #publishedposthumous #stacked 2mo
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emilyhaldi Yes!! Thanks for that! @Cinfhen 🤗 you‘re quick! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m only aware bc I checked the list yesterday to see which prompts I‘m missing and that was one of them😆 2mo
Mdargusch Looks perfect for you just by that cover! 2mo
Mdargusch I‘m reading @Cinfhen for that prompt 2mo
Cinfhen I really liked that book @Mdargusch excellent choice 💙 2mo
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LeahBergen
My Marriage | Jakob Wassermann
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I‘m in Montreal this week and I‘ve made my first book purchase. Thanks to @emilyhaldi for the recommendation!

#NYRB

Cathythoughts Sounds good ! Stacked 8mo
emilyhaldi Oohhhh we might have to try and coordinate this read!! I hope I didn‘t steer you wrong 🤞🏻 8mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I thought it sounded good, too. 👍🏻 8mo
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi Yes, definitely! Let me know when you feel like starting it. 😘 8mo
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emilyhaldi
My Marriage | Jakob Wassermann
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I allowed myself 1 book purchase while in NY and fittingly it is a #nyrb classic 🖤

Alexander travels to Vienna and is captivated by the passion and flattery of Ganna, as well as her dowry. Though she doesn‘t fit the mold of the wife he had imagined, he is deluded in believing that he can change her once married. Instead he finds that Gianna cannot be controlled! Based on the author‘s own failed marriage. #takeachanceonme
#abbainaugust

Cinfhen Well done 👌🏽 10mo
Kalalalatja Sounds great! #stacked 10mo
BarbaraBB Sounds perfect! 10mo
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LeahBergen Oooooh! It sounds fab. Stacked! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Wow, great self control! 👏🏻 10mo
Mdargusch Works great for this prompt. 👍🏼 10mo
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola if my suitcase wasn‘t so damn heavy already I wouldn‘t have restrained myself so much 😂😂 (edited) 10mo
Meredith3 🖤🖤🖤 10mo
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