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The crematorium is a zoo

Joshua Cohen: H.G. Adler, 3 March 2016

The Wall 
by H.G. Adler, translated by Peter Filkins.
Modern Library, 672 pp., £12.99, September 2015, 978 0 8129 8315 9
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... London until his death in the summer of 1988.’ In 2002, after Sebald’s death, the translator Peter Filkins came across a copy of the German original of The Journey, the middle novel of a trilogy by Adler, in Schoenhof’s Foreign Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Filkins found a very different Adler from the ...


James Meek: Waiting for the War to Begin, 28 July 2016

... Kuwaiti soldiers buying Kit Kats and packets of crisps, to get a box of alcohol-free beer. Dexter Filkins, the New York Times reporter with James, tells about a time a friend was with a group of US Marines about to invade Haiti. At the last minute, the man they were invading to get rid of stepped down, and the operation was cancelled. And these Marines with ...

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