Married Life

Married Life

by David Vogel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592641792

ISBN-13: 2901592641795

Pub. Date: 05/01/2007

Publisher: Toby Press LLC, The

Set in Vienna in the 1920s, the novel is a portrait of the disastrous marriage of one Rudolph Gurdweill, a poor Jewish intellectual, to a sadistic and anti-Semitic baroness. Her unfaithfulness and cruelty to the well-meaning but helpless and masochistic writer clearly represents the relationship between Vienna and its Jews. The complex atmosphere of Viennese culture

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Set in Vienna in the 1920s, the novel is a portrait of the disastrous marriage of one Rudolph Gurdweill, a poor Jewish intellectual, to a sadistic and anti-Semitic baroness. Her unfaithfulness and cruelty to the well-meaning but helpless and masochistic writer clearly represents the relationship between Vienna and its Jews. The complex atmosphere of Viennese culture between the wars is conveyed in highly detailed descriptions; countless cigarettes and cups of coffee and endless rendezvous in cafés seem to be central to the existence of these doomed characters. An important novel, not only as a historic document, but as a work of literature that echoes both Kafka and Mann.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901592641795
Publisher:
Toby Press LLC, The
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Hebrew Classics Series
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
300

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