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Hans Keilson

3.67 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Hans Keilson
Life Goes On (1933)
language
English
3.42 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I was expecting more from this book, but I think I will find the sequel "Death of the Adversary" more interesting. Life Goes On is an autobiographical novel about a German family struggling to survive an economic crisis in the early 1930s, just as the Nazi Party was rising to pow...
Comedy in a Minor Key (1947)
language
English
3.73 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Keilson tells an unforgettable story of fear. Expertly translated by Damion Searles, the novel transports the reader into the story of a young couple secretly housing an older, Jewish gentleman during the Second World War. It is told anachronistically, opening with an uncomfortab...
The Death of the Adversary (1959)
language
English
3.59 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: For the first ten pages or so I thought I was going to have to agree with reviewers who found this boring. And it is much harder to read than the relatively breezy (if also thought-provoking and disturbing) Comedy in a Minor Key. But after the puzzling abstraction of the initial ...
Komedie in mineur (1947)
language
English
3.73 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: "As they climbed the steps to their bedroom and walked past 'his' door, they shyly and silently looked at the brightly painted wood. The black door handle remained at the horizontal, as always. But it seemed to them that the door was closed in a way it had never been closed befor...
In de ban van de tegenstander (1959)
language
English
3.59 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: An unnamed narrator gives us his thoughts on his adversary, B. It is safe to say that B is Hitler and the narrator Jewish.This is a novel in that a story is told, there are characters and we have dialogue. There are also events. For example, one character describes in some detail...
Der Tod des Widersachers (2000)
language
English
3.59 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: A testament to the palpable disdain the protagonist - ostensibly, Keilson - felt for his "adversary" (clearly, Hitler), and his ensuing internal conflict.This chronicles the evolution of Keilson's awareness of the ascension of Hitler as a political enemy, juxtaposed by personal e...
La morte dell'avversario (1959)
language
English
3.59 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: While this book offers a chilling and moving account of the growth of Hitler's power during the 1920s and 1930s, I found it a very hard book to read. The language was awkward--possibly the translator, possibly a more stilted style of pre-war German writing. In addition, there wer...
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