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Enzensberger cleverly helps us understand the fine line between fact and fiction when it comes to the movements in financial markets by revealing that economic fundamentals are of limited value: in the end, prices and market direction are determined by financial speculation. --Sanford L. Herzfeld, Director and Senior Vice President, David William Securities
... to say that Enzensberger has reinvented the essay would hardly be an exaggeration; he has customised the form with a gusto verging on virtuosity ... --The Independent
... one of Germany's leading public intellectuals ... Enzensberger is the most important postwar writer you have never read ... --London Review of Books
Bestselling author of The Number Devil, Hans Magnus Enzensberger has been at the forefront of the German and European cultural scenes for more than four decades. He has published over sixty books of poetry, prose, and cultural and political commentary that have been translated into more than forty languages. The many honors and awards he has received include The Georg Buechner Prize, the Heinrich Boell Prize, the Heinrich Heine Prize, the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize, and the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award.