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The wall: a novel

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"When Random House published the first English translation of H.G. Adler's The Journey in 2008, literary critics and historians alike came to recognize Adler as a neglected modern master, comparing him to Joyce, Woolf, Kafka, and Gertrude Stein. Told in a powerful stream-of-consciousness style reminiscent of our finest modernist writers, The Wall is the story of Arthur Landau, a Holocaust survivor struggling to leave behind the horrors of the past and find a foothold in the present. After the war, Arthur returns to Prague in the hope of finding his parents, works in a museum that collects Jewish artifacts, and eventually crosses the border, leaving his homeland and friends for good. Despite the loss of his first wife to the camps, the love of his second wife, Johanna, and their two children anchors him amid the chaotic and competitive world of postwar exiles living in London. Though Adler recreates time and place with stunning descriptive detail, the themes are universal and timeless. The "wall" in front of Arthur will not let him entirely remember the past and thus free himself from nightmares, nor entirely let him forget the past and move on. Though he sees himself as akin to "that first Adam", expelled forever from Paradise, Arthur gradually learns to affirm his life once again through his family and work, a testimony to the human spirit that continues to persevere within him"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetExiles -- Fiction
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction
Jewish fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Prague (Czech Republic) -- Fiction
Psychic trauma -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Self-realization -- Fiction
title_displayThe wall : a novel
title_fullThe Wall A Novel
The wall : a novel / H.G. Adler ; translated from the German by Peter Filkins
title_shortThe wall
title_suba novel
topic_facetClassic Literature
Exiles
Fiction
Holocaust survivors
Jewish fiction
Literature
Psychic trauma
Psychological fiction
Self-realization