El hombre perro

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Adam Stein had been one of the most popular clowns in Germany during the 1930s. A Jewish man, he was placed in a concentration camp, where he was spared his life in exchange for subduing and entertaining thousands of prisoners who were on their way to the gas chambers. Now Adam works in a psychiatric hospital for Holocaust survivors located in the Negev desert. Adam’s constant defiance of the hospital’s authority and his disturbing renditions of the past shake the foundation to its core. Saner than the doctors ...

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Overview

Adam Stein had been one of the most popular clowns in Germany during the 1930s. A Jewish man, he was placed in a concentration camp, where he was spared his life in exchange for subduing and entertaining thousands of prisoners who were on their way to the gas chambers. Now Adam works in a psychiatric hospital for Holocaust survivors located in the Negev desert. Adam’s constant defiance of the hospital’s authority and his disturbing renditions of the past shake the foundation to its core. Saner than the doctors and crazier than the patients, Adam struggles constantly to comprehend the meaning of a world in which the line between sanity and lunacy has been irrevocably erased. This book is one of the most significant Hebrew novels about the Holocaust, and Yoram Kaniuk’s masterpiece.

 

Adán Stein había sido uno de los payasos más populares de Alemania durante los años treinta. De origen judío, fue recluido en un campo de concentración, donde se libró de la muerte a cambio de tranquilizar y entretener a miles de prisioneros que eran dirigidos hacia las cámaras de gas. Ahora Adán es el cabecilla de un hospital psiquiátrico para supervivientes del Holocausto situado en el desierto del Néguev. El constante desafío de Adán a la autoridad del hospital y sus perturbadoras interpretaciones del pasado sacuden la institución y la despiertan de su letargo. Más lúcido que los médicos y más loco que cualquiera de los pacientes, Adán lucha incesantemente por comprender el sentido de un mundo en el que la línea entre cordura y locura se ha borrado irreversiblemente. Esta obra es una de las más significativas novelas hebreas sobre el Holocausto, y la obra maestra de Yoram Kaniuk, uno de los grandes de las letras hebreas actuales.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788493544898
  • Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Yoram Kaniuk is an artist, journalist, and novelist. One of the most well-known Israeli authors, he shared his experiences serving with the Israeli army during the war of 1948 in his book The Land of Two Promises. He is the author of several children's books, essays, and novels, including Adam Resurrected, The Last Jew, and The Exodus Commander.

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