This story begins in the aftermath of a nuclear war that has reduced our world to ashes.
Luckily, a few found their way to the stars and into immortality. In the year 3000, nostalgic for the past, they return to earth in an effort to reconstruct the loves of the people who lived there.
The Morning Star flows between the poetic, the fantastic and the realistic as it weaves the tale of the Jewish people from Abraham to the Holocaust and into the future.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Andre Schwarz-Bart was born in Metz, France. Fifteen years later his parents were arrested and shipped to a Nazi concentration camp. The Last of the Just was an international bestseller and is in print today by Overlook Press.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Morning Star by Andre Schwarz-Bart, posthumously finished and published by his wife Simone, whom I identify, rightly or wrongly, as the subject of the only other book (A Woman of Solitude) he wrote after the prizewinning The Last of the Just, the incredibly moving and mystical account of the Holocaust written decades ago.The new book makes clear why there have been no more books by this incredibly fine writer. Simone tells us in the foreword that he wrote draft after draft of this semi-autobiographical account of the Tragedy and found them all wanting. He could find no language to adequately convey the true horror of his experiences. What he saw and heard and smelled, imprinted on his brain forever, could not be shared without dishonoring his theme. It is his sense of inadequacy to do the task justice, his very reluctance to put his observations and reflections into words, that the reader intuits from the ironic understatement of all the events recounted. His descriptions of tragic events are lean, spare. Relatives disappear in a sentence and are never heard from again. God-awful things happen in parenthetical phrases. For me, reading Schwarz-Bart is like communing with a likeminded soul. I get him, and feel his sadness in my bones. If you can't read between the lines or don't know the underlying history, may not like the book. I do.