The February issue of «Inostrannaya Literatura» features Franz Hohler’s novel «Das Päckchen» rendered in Russian as «Message from the Depths of Centuries, or a Long Journey to Montecassino» (translated from German by Vyacheslav Kupriyanov).
This is a story of a librarian Ernst, a mysterious old woman, and an ancient manuscript of a Latin-German dictionary. The main character has to find out where the manuscript came from, what events are connected with it, and the reader can learn the answers to fascinating questions about the history of language, and the reason why powerful forces are hunting for the book. More
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