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The Resource 1944 diary, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls

1944 diary, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls

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1944 diary
Title
1944 diary
Statement of responsibility
Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
Title variation
Nineteen forty-four diary
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"An account of the Nazi-occupied Netherlands from one of Europe's most powerful chroniclers of the Holocaust. In 2010, FSG published two novels set in World War II by the German Jewish psychoanalyst Hans Keilson: The Death of the Adversary (1959) and Comedy in a Minor Key (1944). With their Chekhovian sympathy for perpetrators and bystanders as much as for victims and resisters, they were, as Francine Prose raved on the front page of The New York Times Book Review, 'masterpieces' by 'a genius.' After Keilson's death at age 101, a diary was found among his papers covering nine months in hiding with members of a Dutch resistance group. It tells the story not only of Keilson's survival but also of the moral and artistic life he was struggling to make for himself. Along with Keilsonesque set pieces--such as an encounter with a pastor who is sick of having to help Jews, and a day locked upstairs during a Nazi roundup in the city--the diary is full of reading notes on Kafka, Rilke, Céline, Buber, and others. Forcibly separated from his wife and young child, Keilson was having a passionate love affair with a younger Jewish woman in hiding a few blocks away, and writing dozens of sonnets to her, struggling with claims of morality and of love. 1944 Diary is a revelatory new angle on an often-told history and the work of one of Europe's most important novelists at a key moment of the twentieth century"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
1944 diary, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 2014 by S. Fischer, Germany, as Tagebuch 1944"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- People -- 1944 Diary -- Poems -- Afterword
Control code
sky2ocm83939945
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
227 pages:
Isbn
9780374535599
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016045036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
1944 diary, Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 2014 by S. Fischer, Germany, as Tagebuch 1944"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- People -- 1944 Diary -- Poems -- Afterword
Control code
sky2ocm83939945
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
227 pages:
Isbn
9780374535599
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016045036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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