Posted on 01/25/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Fans of obscure German literature, take note: A novel banned by the Nazis will appear in English for the first time this year.

According to the Guardian, Friedo Lampe's At the Edge of the Night was banned for both its homoerotic content and its depiction of an interracial relationship.

It was republished in German a few times — in 1949, 1955, and 1986 — but with certain passages removed.

Only in 1999 was the full German text finally re-released; United Kingdom readers can access the translation on February 1, while the American edition will be available May 1.

Read more about the book and its author, who survived the Nazis only to be fatally shot by Russians in a misunderstanding just days before World War II ended, in the Guardian.

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