PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Hermann Ungar (1893-1929) was a German-speaking Jew from Moravia who was active as a writer in Berlin and Prague in the 1920s. Critics spoke of him in the same breath as Kafka, and he was feted in France after the publication of the translation of The Maimed in 1928. After the war he was forgotten in Germany, despite praise from individual writers, but the reissue of the French translation in 1987 was again greeted with enthusiastic reviews: "Herman Ungar is a great writer, unique . . . No history of literature should ignore his works."
Dedalus will publish his second and last novel The Class in 2003.