Autor: Ida Simons
ISBN-13: 9780857054081
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 224
Gewicht: 318 g
Format: 200x143x27 mm
Sprache: Englisch

A Foolish Virgin

Originaltitel:Een dwaze maagd
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A rediscovered classic of Dutch literature that was hailed as "the Dutch Stoner" and compared to The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank when it topped bestseller lists and critics' choices upon reissue in 2014
It is the middle of the roaring twenties, and Gittel is living The Hague with her parents, whose blazing rows are the traditional preserve of Sundays and public holidays. What luck, then, that Gittel is Jewish, and must submit to "the double helping of public holidays that is the lot of Jewish families".After every matrimonial slanging match, Gittel's mother runs off to her parents' home in Antwerp - with her daugher in tow. Much to her delight, Gittel makes the acquaintance of the well-to-do Mardell family, who allow her to practise on their Steinway. Gittel feels that she is taken seriously by Mr Mardell, the head of the household, and by thirty-year-old Lucie, whom she adores. When these friendships turn out to be nothing but an illusion, Gittel learns her first lessons about trust and betrayal. Her second comes soon after, when her father, whose talents for business leave much to be desired, attempts to make a quick killing in Berlin on the eve of the Wall Street Crash.Though this intimate portrayal of familial strife is set in the shadow of the Holocaust, Simons says little about the horror that awaits her characters, yet she succeeds in giving the reader the sense that the novel is about more than a young girl's loss of innocence. In a fluid, almost casual style, she has written a masterly and timeless ode to a relatively carefree interlude in a dark and dramatic period.
Autor: Ida Simons
ワbersetzung von: Liz Waters
Ida Simons (1911-1960) was a writer and a pianist, whose successful career came to an end with the German invasion. She was deported to Westerbork and Theresienstadt, along with her family. After the war, she gave more concerts, and then began to write. A Foolish Virgin was first published in 1959, and was highly regarded at the time. Unfortunately, her work sank into oblivion after her untimely death, but since its rediscovery in 2014 it has been translated into twenty-two languages and published widely.
Autor: Ida Simons
ISBN-13 :: 9780857054081
ISBN: 0857054082
Erscheinungsjahr: 03.11.2016
Verlag: Quercus Publishing Plc
Gewicht: 318g
Seiten: 224
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 200x143x27 mm