Compulsory Happiness

Compulsory Happiness

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Overview

Compulsory Happiness by Norman Manea

In cool, precise prose, and with an unerring sense of the absurd, Norman Manea's four novellas create a picture of everyday life in a grotesque police state, expressing terror and hope, fear and solidarity, the humorous triviality of the ordinary, and the painful search for an ideal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300182958
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Series: Margellos World Republic of Letters Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Norman Manea (born July 19, 1936) is a Jewish Romanian writer and author of short fiction, novels, and essays about the Holocaust, daily life in a communist state, and exile. He is a Francis Flournoy Professor of European Culture and writer in residence at Bard College. He currently lives in the United States.

Table of Contents

The Interrogation
Composite Biography
A Window on the Working Class
The Trenchcoat

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