Comedy in a Minor Key: A Novel
Macmillan, 20.07.2010 - 144 Seiten
A penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation--and, true to its title, a dark comedy of wartime manners--Comedy in a Minor Key tells the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, then must dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947 and now translated into English for the first time, shows Hans Keilson at his best: deeply ironic, penetrating, sympathetic, and brilliantly modern, an heir to Joseph Roth and Franz Kafka. In 2008, when Keilson received Germany's prestigious Welt Literature Prize, the citation praised his work for exploring "the destructive impulse at work in the twentieth century, down to its deepest psychological and spiritual ramifications."
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Review: Comedy in a Minor KeyNutzerbericht - Erik Simon - Goodreads
Francie Prose, in a recent review, called Keilson a genius, and I'm looking forward to the second of the two books she reviewed to make this claim. I love that there are books now being translated ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Comedy in a Minor KeyNutzerbericht - Katherine - Goodreads
"Since he couldn't touch it, all that remained was to hate it. It became a symbol to him: he hated this symbol, and he hated people who owned this symbol" (62-63). "But their house, their home, their ... Vollständige Rezension lesen