The Seventh Well
Seventh Well by Fred Wander
Book DescriptionAlready considered a classic of Holocaust literature, The Seventh Well is a novel of total absorption, a heroic achievement, and one destined for literary transcendence. Fred Wander demonstrates that the survival of a single man is a collaborative enterprise, and The Seventh Well, named after the well of truth, recalls Dante's Inferno with its mesmerizing descent into evil. Its existence is a miracle.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393333626
(201mm x 137mm x 12mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fred Wander
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The author, the son of poor Jewish immigrants in Vienna, was deported to Auschwitz in 1942. For years, he kept the memories of his fellow inmates in his head, but after the tragic death of his young daughter their voices poured forth.
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Author Biography - Fred Wander
Liberated at Buchenwald in 1945, Fred Wander was born in Vienna in 1916, where he died in 2006. For his translations, acclaimed poet Michael Hofmann has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Dublin International IMPAC Award, the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize, the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and The Schlegel-Tieck Prize (four times). He is the highly acclaimed translator of, among others, Kafka, Brecht, and Joseph Roth.
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