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Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas

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From the author of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Calamities of Exile combines three gripping narratives that afford a sort of double CAT scan into the natures of both modern totalitarianism and timeless exile.

"Beautiful but harrowing chronicles of three exiles that probe the moral and personal risks of their encounters with totalitarianism. . . . Piercing and timely."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Weschler . . . combines a novelist's gift for drama with the objectivity and research skills of a journalist. . . . The result is three gripping profiles of very human but also extraordinary men."—Publishers Weekly

"[Weschler's] thorough accounting of the men's covert operations, assumed identities and strained relationships with fathers, wives, and colleagues creates a disturbing triptych of the perils of totalitarianism."—Lance Gould, New York Times Book Review

"Weschler tells these three tragic tales with an admirable combination of psychological penetration, intellectual thrust, concision and compassion."—Francis King, Spectator

"Endlessly absorbing. . . . Breathtaking."—Jeri Laber, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Synopsis:

From the author of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Calamities of Exile combines three gripping narratives that afford a sort of double CAT scan into the natures of both modern totalitarianism and timeless exile.

Table of Contents

Oedipus in Samara — The trials of Jan K. — A horrible face, but one's own.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226893921
Author:
Weschler, Lawrence
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Foreign Legal Systems
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Oedipus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Political activists
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Breytenbach, Breyten
Subject:
Makiya, Kanan
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 halftones
Pages:
211
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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