March 28, 2012

ÖDÖN VON HORVÁTH’s classic in its first English translation


Melville House is pleased to announce that Odon von Horvath’s The Eternal Philistine is now available!

This never-before translated work by a major yet overlooked mid-20th century writer is a brutally funny look at the human comedy on the eve of Europe’s descent into Fascism.

To celebrate the book’s publication, we’re sharing Shalom Auslander’s introduction for free. Follow this link for access. Auslander is a tremendous writer himself and a frequent contributor to This American Life. You won’t want to miss his funny and touching homage to Horvath.

Give it a read and then be sure to pick up a copy of The Eternal Philistine today.

Kevin Murphy is the digital media marketing manager of Melville House.