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From Publishers Weekly
Much of the present fiction in English approximately global conflict II is escapist writing, couched by way of derring-do, that cheapens the folks who truly needed to endure Nazis brutality. the 3 novellas during this assortment don't have anything to do with that sort of writing; fruit of the past due '50s, they're severe, robust depictions that evoke the insanity of the period via basic incidents. In "Blue Day," a German prostitute, whose existence was once friendly adequate till the Nazi cave in, confronts the outcome. Her Prague associates slap her face. yet she has a worse challenge: what to do in regards to the military pass judgement on hiding in her condominium who sentenced hundreds of thousands of Jewish and people to loss of life. In "The lady with a Scar," a ward of the unique Prague Institute for women of natural Race for the Non-Germanic Territories confronts the fellow who triggered her parents' deaths. And in "Indecent Dreams," the virtually unbearably poignant identify piece of this assortment, the heroine daydreams approximately love yet unearths the other within the Hitlerian Gotterdammerung of 1945. The hallucinatory strength of those tales operates at a degree of Faulknerian depth. They mix the bloody public occasions of the final days of the "thousand-year Reich" with inner most ardour, and in so doing they have a good time our humanity. Lustig, who writes in Czech, has been good served the following through 3 translators.
From Library Journal
In those 3 novellas Lustig, writer of gripping stories of Jewish Holocaust sufferers, probes with equivalent good fortune the minds of different teams tormented by these brutalizing occasions. within the most sensible story, a tender Czech girl interested in a German soldier kills him whilst he boasts of the atrocities he took half in, which could have concerned her mom and dad. The identify tale includes a Czech girl who breaks clear of her idle goals of sexual achievement to threat and unfastened her lifestyles within the anti-German rebellion. In "Blue Day," a German name lady, residing within the residence of a deported Jewess, is seized through a foul judgment of right and wrong and chooses loss of life for herself and a Nazi pass judgement on she is hiding from the avenging Czechs. Haunting stories of ladies spurred through the proximity of catastrophe to tragic activities, that, although, verify their lifestyles. Marie Bednar, Pennsylvania nation Univ. Libs. , collage Park
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He packed his bags, because he realized instinctively that even the first hour o f love had already been too much, and with all the strength he had left he sought refuge in depar ture. He wrote three letters. In the first he blamed himself for the weakness, in the second he blamed her, in the third he renounced any attempt to look for blame and left his address. ‘Please write to me poste restante at Naples, Brin disi, Athens, Constantinople. . ’ But he didn’t get far. It dawned on him that with his departure everything had collapsed; he had very little money left, having spent the last o f what he had to pay for the apartment in advance, to be able to keep it, to be able in spite o f everything to keep one place.
5i The Thirtieth Year It is all a question o f giving way, o f concurrence. But some drank the cup o f hemlock unconditionally. Evil report has entered into agreement with the soft heart. But some had a heart with a wild jocular muscle and a speech that would have been accepted in Rome. They were hostile, hated and lonely. They thought precisely, kept themselves pure and left the scum to themselves, A few had words at their disposal which they sent like fireflies into the approaching night and over the frontiers.
He took his meals in a restaurant which in the past he would never have dared to enter, read the menu more fluently than elsewhere; he ex pected to be touched by the names of dishes he hadn5t heard for so long, but he wasn5t. He recognized the old bells he had missed when midday chimed. Inside him there remained a deathly silence. He ran into acquaintances by chance on the Graben, met more acquaintances and, encouraged by the significant coincidences, he tacked himself on over-eagerly and awkwardly to everyone.
Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling by H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Alfred Hitchcock, Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James