The Death of the Adversary

The Death of the Adversary

Book - 2010
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Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed "adversary" whom he watches rise to power in 1930s Germany. It is a tale of horror, not only in its evocation of Hitler's gathering menace but also in its hero's desperate attempt to discover logic where none exists. A psychological fable as wry and haunting as Badenheim 1939 , The Death of the Adversary is a lost classic of modern fiction.

Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition: 1st American pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780374139629
Characteristics: 208 p. ; 21 cm.

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