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by Eva Menasse

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Author:
Eva Menasse
ISBN13:
978-0297851301
ISBN:
0297851306
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Publisher:
Orion Publishing; Export / Airport Ed edition (August 1, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Genre Fiction
ePub file:
1480 kb
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1716 kb
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Eva Menasse (born May 11, 1970 in Vienna) is an Austrian author and journalist. She has studied history and German literature.

Eva Menasse (born May 11, 1970 in Vienna) is an Austrian author and journalist. Menasse had a successful career as a journalist, writing for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Frankfurt and as a correspondent from Prague and Berlin. She left the paper to write her first novel, Vienna, and now lives and works in Berlin as a freelance author. The English translation of her novel Vienna was shortlisted for the 2007 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in the UK.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. lt;P style MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt From this tale's very beginning-the birth of the narrator's father in the middle of a bridge party-the reader is plunged headlong into a novel crowded with voices. From this tale's very beginning-the birth of the narrator's father in the middle of a bridge party-the reader is plunged headlong into the world of Vienna.

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Geschenkausgabe im kleinen Format, bedrucktes Ganzleinen mit Lesebändchen. Ein großer Familienroman, der anekdotisch, lebendig und eindringlich vom Geschick eines jüdischen Familienclans in Wien erzählt

Geschenkausgabe im kleinen Format, bedrucktes Ganzleinen mit Lesebändchen. Ein großer Familienroman, der anekdotisch, lebendig und eindringlich vom Geschick eines jüdischen Familienclans in Wien erzählt. Sei es Königsbee, der noch jede Redewendung verballhornt hat, sei es die Mutter, die überm Kartenspiel beinahe die Geburt des Sohnes versäumt - die Lebensfäden der verschiedensten Menschen werden über räumliche Trennung hinweg, durch die Schrecken der Naziherrschaft und über die nach dem Krieg zusammengeführt im charmanten Wien der Kaffeehäuser.

From this tale's very beginning-the birth of the narrator's father in the middle of a bridge party-the reader is plunged headlong into a novel crowded with voices

Vienna is an acclaimed saga covering three generations of a partly-Jewish Viennese family. Although it progresses from the female narrator's father's birth to the end of his life, there is constant movement backwards and forwards in time, while each chapter tends to concentrate on one particular family member or group.

The fact that Eva Menasse manages to find a unique and fresh story of the .

The fact that Eva Menasse manages to find a unique and fresh story of the Holocaust, then, is room enough for admiration. Instead of retelling the tale of gas chambers and mass graves, these facts of the Holocaust are taken as understood and are for the most part left out entirely. Still, Vienna is a dense book, with enough shifts in time and location and characters that it requires a commitment to the flow of this family's personal drama to stay on top of it all.

A complicated family history, in novel form, narrated by an anonymous family member. The mixed Austrian - German - Jewish -Christian culture and the time-frame, Second World War to the present, make this family history particularly colourful

A complicated family history, in novel form, narrated by an anonymous family member. The mixed Austrian - German - Jewish -Christian culture and the time-frame, Second World War to the present, make this family history particularly colourful. But it’s definitely worth perservering because although the story covers an unhappy period in Austrian history, it is, on balance, a cheerful book

The spine is in great shape. There is a crease present on the front cover, upper left but it does not look bad or impede the use of the book. The pages are slightly bent up on the very top and the very bottom but again this is minimal.
  • The first novel from a German author. A bit in the style of Gabriel Marquez Hundred Years of Solitude, except set in Europe. But felt the translation was awkward at times and took away from the story. The story weaves back and forth over time and I found it hard to follow. It was different than anything I have read on life in Europe in the 1st half of the 20th century. But not sure it really added to my understanding. Hard to say how much the poor translation was a factor but I would not recommend.

  • a little hard to read (probably due to translation from german). story jumps about a lot. a good choice for book discussions because it brings a history we seldom know about.