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The Jew Car: Fourteen Days from Two Decades (German List)

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Publisher Comments:

Originally published in 1962, Franz Fühmann’s autobiographical story cycle The Jew Car is a classic of German short fiction and an unparalleled examination of the psychology of National Socialism. Each story presents a snapshot of a personal and historical turning point in the life of the narrator, beginning with childhood anti-Semitism and moving to a youthful embrace—and then an ultimate rejection—of Nazi ideology. With scathing irony and hallucinatory intensity, reflections on the nature of memory, and the individual experience of history, the cycle acquires the weight of a novel.

"Fühmann’s work, beginning with The Jew Car, can be read as a great literary self-analysis in the spirit of Freud. Through his work, he not only became conscious of his own thinking as it was seduced by totalitarianism, he also became capable of describing the mechanisms of a fascist upbringing with striking poetic power, transcending all theory." —Die Welt, on the German edition

About the Author

Franz Fühmann (1922-84) is one of modern Germany’s most fascinating literary figures, and the author of dozens of novels, short stories, essays, poems, ballets, and children’s books.

Table of Contents

The Jew Car: 1929, The Great Depression

Prayers to Saint Michael: 12 February 1934, Workers Uprising in Vienna

The Defence of the Reichenberg Gymnasium: September 1938, Before the Munich Conference

Down the Mountains: October 1938, Occupation of the Sudetenland

A World War Breaks Out: 1 September 1939, Outbreak of the Second World War

Catalaunian Battle: 22 June 1941, Invasion of the Soviet Union

Discoveries on the Map: December 1941, The Battle of Moscow

To Each His Stalingrad: February 1943, The Battle of Stalingrad

Muspilli: 20 July 1944, The Attempt on Hitlers Life

Plans in the Bramble Den: 8 May 1945, Hitlers Wehrmacht Capitulates

Rumours: July 1945, Potsdam Conference

Rainy Day in the Caucasus: 21 April 1946, Union of the KPD and SPD

A Day Like Any Other: 10 October 1946, Sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials

For the First Time: Germany: 7 October 1949, The Founding of the German Democratic Republic

Afterword

      Isabel Fargo Cole

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857420862
Author:
Fuhmann, Franz
Publisher:
Seagull Books
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Seagull Books - The German List
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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