The Retreat by Aharon Appelfeld, Dayla Bilu

Literature & Fiction |
Badenheim 1939
The Retreat
Title:
The Retreat
Author:
Aharon Appelfeld, Dayla Bilu
ISBN:
0525242376
ISBN13:
978-0525242376
Size PDF:
1906 kb
Size epub:
1717 kb
Publisher:
Dutton; 1st edition (April 18, 1984)
Language:
English
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Rating:
3.7
Votes:
537

The year is 1937. On a remote hilltop some distance from Vienna stands a hotel called The Retreat. Founded by a man who is determined to cleanse himself and his guests of all "Jewish traits," it is a resort of assimilation, with daily activities that include lessons in how to look, talk, act--in short, how to pass--as a gentile. But with Hitler on the march, the possibilities of both assimilation and retreat are quickly fading for the hotel's patrons, men and women who are necessarily--and horrifically--blind to their fate. Mordant, shrewd, and elegantly written, The Retreat is a moving story of people forbidden to retreat from themselves, by the writer whom Irving Howe called "one of the best novelists alive."

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