Voices in the Dark

Voices in the Dark

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Overview

Germany, in the final years of the Third Reich. Hermann Karnau is a sound engineer obsessed with recording the human voice in all its variations—the rantings of leaders, the roar of crowds, the rasp of throats constricted in fear—and indifferent to everything else. Employed by the Nazis, his assignments take him to Party rallies, to the Eastern Front, and into the household of Joseph Goebbels. There he meets Helga, the eldest daughter: bright, good-natured, and just beginning to suspect the horror that surrounds her...

Based on an acclaimed novel by Marcel Beyer, Voices in the Dark is the first fictional graphic novel by Ulli Lust, whose award-winning graphic memoir Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life appeared in English in 2013. It is the story of an unlikely friendship and of a childhood betrayed, a grim parable of naïveté and evil, and a vivid, unsettling masterpiece.

This NYRC edition is a trade paperback and features full color throughout and new English hand-lettering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681371061
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 231 MB
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About the Author

Ulli Lust’s acclaimed graphic memoir Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life was called a “sprawling, meditative graphic novel [that] ripples with exuberance” by The New York Times. Her published work includes pieces of comics journalism as well as erotic-mythological poems, and she runs the online publishing company www.electrocomics.com. She was born in Vienna and lives and works in Berlin.

Marcel Beyer is an award-winning German novelist and poet. His 1995 novel Flughunde, upon which Ulli Lust’s graphic novel is based, was translated in 1997 as The Karnau Tapes. He is a visiting professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

John Brownjohn has translated over 160 books, including works by Willy Brandt, Hans Hellmut Kirst, and Walter Moers.

Nika Knight is a writer and translator of German literature, most recently Svenja Leiber’s novel The Last Country (2015).

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