Ostend

Ostend

Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark

Book - 2016
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Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101870266
1101870265
Characteristics: 163 pages : illustration
Additional Contributors: Janeway, Carol Brown

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BertBailey
Jul 08, 2018

These are fascinating characters--two very famous (Jewish European) writers--in a dramatic, gripping period of recent history: the rise of Hitler, and the coming horrors.
But after just 20 pages I see that all this deserves a far better writer, with a better imagination about how to make his plot unfold lest things plod along awkwardly.
Jean Echenoz would be my choice candidate.
I'll try another few pages, but the wooden treatment so far has been discouraging...

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uncommonreader
Jun 24, 2017

While this book evokes the atmosphere of German exiles in Ostend in the summer of 1936, it seems to simply skim the surface.

ser_library Jun 25, 2016

evokes the era and the people; excellent psychological study;
beautiful prose--the translation is excellent

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