Night And Hope

Night And Hope

eBook - 2017
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First published in 1962, Night and Hope is a collection of interrelated short stories by a young Czech writer who was a boy in the Terezn̕ concentration camp near Prague during the war. They have already been received with great acclaim abroad and they now make their appearance for the first time in this country. They reveal what it was like to live in a sealed town which was in fact a reception station for the gas chambers of Auschwitz. A guard thrashes a poor old woman on the counter of her little shop and each are curiously resigned to their roles of giving and receiving degradation. Little boys play in the streets and are quietly regretful that they won't grow up and wear fine clothes. A guard's wife and her coffee-party friends stroll round the ghetto to collect anything that catches their eye-a wedding-ring, pathetic clothes...Arnos?t Lustig's stories are a new and vivid focus on this fearful tragedy as it affected the private individual. They are written with restraint yet nothing is glossed, and they take their place amongst the very best writing to have come out of the shambles of Hitler's 'Jewish Question'.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Borodino Books ,, 2017
ISBN: 9781787205277
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Theiner, George
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