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"Appelfeld presents another masterpiece." (NZZ). After years of hesitation, Jakob Fein decides to travel from Israel to the land of his fathers: the Polish village where his parents survived the Holocaust. On their tracks he roams the landscape and gets to know the people. By chance he meets Magda, who can still remember his parents. The stories of the Catholic farmer's wife lead him back to the past. The two fall in love. But the longer Jakob stays in the village, the more he must learn that the old prejudices are still alive. Painfully, he begins to understand his parents' story better. "Aharon Appelfeld is an important witness of the past century. He is one of the great Jewish narrators of Eastern Europe." (IMRE KERTÉSZ).more


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Publisher rororo
Product type Novels


A novel is a long prose narrative that describes fictional characters and events in the form of a sequential story, usually. The genre has historical roots in the fields of medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter, an Italian word used to describe short stories, supplied the present generic English term in the 18th century.

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Item number2454043
Release date23.09.2008


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Language Book


German is a West Germanic language, thus related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. It is one of the world's major languages and the most widely spoken first language in the European Union. Globally, German is spoken by approximately 120 million native speakers and also by about 80 million non-native speakers. Standard German is widely taught in schools, universities and Goethe Institutes worldwide.

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