Memoirs of an Anti-Semite

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Januar 2008



When "The New Yorker" published Gregor von Rezzori's "Troth" in 1969, the story created a sensation. Never before had there been such an intimate chronicle of the seductions of hate. Subtitled a novel in five stories, "Memoirs of an Anti-Semite" traces the sentimental education of a restless, complex, and contradictory man from youth to late middle age. In "Skushno," the adolescent Gregor is disgraced and exacts revenge on the Jewish boy who is a rival for his aunt's affection. "Youth" finds him on the run from his aristocratic family, supporting himself as a window dresser, and enmeshed in an unhappy affair with a Jewish woman he calls the "black widow." Vienna in the years leading up to the Anschluss is the setting for the tale of betrayal, "Troth." And in "Pravda," the final story, an older man wanders the streets of Rome and reckons with a life held in thrall by passion and prejudice.


Gregor von Rezzori (1914-1998) studied at the University of Vienna and for a time lived in Bucharest. Von Rezzori's books include Tales from Maghrebinia, Oedipus Triumphs at Stalingrad, The Hussar, The Death of My Brother Abel, and Anecdotage. He lived with his wife in a village near Florence, Italy, until his death. His Memoirs of an Anti-Semite was reissued by NYRB Classics in 2007. Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of short stories and a play. She is the winner of the 2000 Rea Award for the Short Story, a Whiting Writers' Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and five O. Henry Awards. She lives in New York City.
EAN: 9781590172469
ISBN: 1590172469
Untertitel: A Novel in Five Stories. Main. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Joachim Neugroschel
Format: kartoniert
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