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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
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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, 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. Though Adler recreates time and place with stunning descriptive detail, the themes are universal and timeless. The "wall" in front of 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 to affirm 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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, H. G
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Exiles
  • Psychic trauma
  • Self-realization
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • London (England)
Label
The wall : a novel, H. G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This work was originally published in Germany as Die unsichtbare Wand by Paul Zsolnay Verlag in 1989. Copyright (c) 1989 by Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Vienna" - Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's Note -- Introduction by Peter Filkins -- The Wall -- List of Characters -- Principal Events
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xix, 630 pages
Isbn
9780812993066
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky259314752
  • (OCoLC)873728764
  • 885460
Label
The wall : a novel, H. G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins
Publication
Note
"This work was originally published in Germany as Die unsichtbare Wand by Paul Zsolnay Verlag in 1989. Copyright (c) 1989 by Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Vienna" - Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's Note -- Introduction by Peter Filkins -- The Wall -- List of Characters -- Principal Events
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xix, 630 pages
Isbn
9780812993066
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky259314752
  • (OCoLC)873728764
  • 885460

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