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by Eva Menasse

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ISBN:
0297851098
ISBN13:
978-0297851097
Author:
Eva Menasse
Publisher:
Orion Publishing (August 1, 2006)
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368 pages
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1168 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.

by. Menasse, Eva. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on June 17, 2010.

Ein großer Familienroman, der anekdotisch, lebendig und eindringlich vom Geschick eines jüdischen Familienclans in Wien erzählt.

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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, a novel crowded with voices, characters, tragedy, and joy. The disintegration of history and identity in the 20th century is seen through the adventures of one family—half-Jewish Viennese, split apart by the Nazi invasion and sent out into the world. Dispensing with linear narrative, the story loops forwards and back to follow each member on their winding course. Their experiences encompass fraudsters, footballers, fools, and fur coats as the narrative moves from Austria to London and from Canada to the battlefields of Burma. This is a landmark European novel of impressive reach and power whose readership will spread as widely as the family whose story it tells.
Reviews:
  • Moogura
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.
  • Unirtay
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.