Benjamin Lytal lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at the Pratt Institute.
He has written for the Los Angeles Times, The Believer and Bookforum.
Novelist Hans Fallada resented the constraints of the Nazi era but did not desist in his craft.
An appraisal of Rainer Maria Rilke's novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
The radical subjectivity and reckless politics of Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun find new expression in recent English translations and editions.