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The Resource The wall : a novel, H.G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins

The wall : a novel, H.G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins

Label
The wall : a novel
Title
The wall
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
H.G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Told in a ... stream-of-consciousness style reminiscent of our finest modernist writers, The Wall is the story of Arthur Landau, a Holocaust survivor struggling to leave behind the horrors of the past and find a foothold in the present. After the war, Arthur returns to Prague in the hope of finding his parents, works in a museum that collects Jewish artifacts, and eventually crosses the border, leaving his homeland and friends for good. Despite the loss of his first wife to the camps, the love of his second wife Johanna and their two children anchors him amid the chaotic and competitive world of postwar exiles living in London"--
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Summary
"When Random House published the first English translation of H.G. Adler's The Journey in 2008, literary critics and historians alike came to recognize Adler as a neglected modern master, comparing him to Joyce, Woolf, Kafka, and Gertrude Stein. Told in a powerful stream-of-consciousness style reminiscent of our finest modernist writers, The Wall is the story of Arthur Landau, a Holocaust survivor struggling to leave behind the horrors of the past and find a foothold in the present. After the war, Arthurreturns to Prague in the hope of finding his parents, works in a museum that collects Jewish artifacts, and eventually crosses the border, leaving his homeland and friends for good. Despite the loss of his first wife to the camps, the love of his second wife, Johanna, and their two children anchors him amid the chaotic and competitive world of postwar exiles living in London. Though Adler recreates time and place with stunning descriptive detail, the themes are universal and timeless. The "wall" in frontof Arthur will not let him entirely remember the past and thus free himself from nightmares, nor entirely let him forget the past and move on. Though he sees himself as akin to "that first Adam", expelled forever from Paradise, Arthur gradually learns toaffirm his life once again through his family and work, a testimony to the human spirit that continues to persevere within him"--
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10389732
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, H. G
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2601.D614
LC item number
U5713 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Filkins, Peter
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Exiles
  • Psychic trauma
  • Self-realization
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The wall : a novel, H.G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Die unsichtbare Wand
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn873728764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
630 pages
Isbn
9780812993066
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014003513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)873728764
Label
The wall : a novel, H.G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins
Publication
Note
Translation of: Die unsichtbare Wand
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn873728764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
630 pages
Isbn
9780812993066
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014003513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)873728764

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