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The seventh well

Author: Fred Wander; Michael Hofmann
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Austrian Jew and photojournalist who was interned at 20 different Nazi camps between 1939 and 1945, Wander (1917-2006) first published this loosely structured novel in East Germany in 1970. Spare, haunting anecdotes memorialize Jews who died senseless, undignified deaths in Nazi concentration camps. The book is much more than a catalogue of horrors and of courage, as Wanders's narrator struggles to find the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Wander; Michael Hofmann
ISBN: 9780393065381 0393065383 0393333620 9780393333626
OCLC Number: 156785001
Awards: Winner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize 2009.
Description: xiv, 160 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: Chronology : May 1938-June 1945 --
How to tell a story --
What keeps a man alive --
Bread --
A sense of paradise --
The seventh well --
Karel --
Ezekiel --
and the city --
Blues for five fingers on a board --
The smell of old cities --
What does the forest make you think of? --
Faces --
Joschko and his brothers.
Other Titles: Siebente Brunnen.
Responsibility: Fred Wander ; translated by Michael Hofmann.
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A novel of total absorption, a heroic achievement, and one-despite the modesty of its author-destined for literary transcendence.  Read more...

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