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Jakov Lind (1927–2007)

Teoksen Soul of Wood tekijä

22+ teosta 474 jäsentä 7 arvostelua

Tietoja tekijästä

An Austrian Jew whose parents were exterminated during World War II, Lind has translated the bitter memories of his youth into grotesque tales illustrating the horror of the Nazi years. The title story from "Soul of Wood" (1962), actually a short novel, concerns the fate of a paralytic Jewish boy, näytä lisää the son of Nazi victims. He is left on a mountaintop by his guardian, who then vies with others to reclaim the boy for exploitation; all the horrors of Nazism are encountered as events transpire. "Journey through the Night", another story, describes with black humor the bizarre intellectual game between an admitted cannibal and his proposed victim in a railway compartment. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Soul of Wood (1964) 198 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Landscape in Concrete (1963) 103 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Ergo (1966) 63 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Inventor (1987) 26 kappaletta
The trip to Jerusalem (1973) 11 kappaletta
Travels to the Enu (1982) 9 kappaletta
The Stove: short stories (1983) 6 kappaletta
Ergo; a comedy (1968) 4 kappaletta
NUMBERS (1972) 4 kappaletta
Jakov Lind: Selbstporträt (1970) 3 kappaletta
Close-up (1972) 3 kappaletta
Dark Horse (1972) 2 kappaletta
Audioplay 1: Voices 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

Great Modern European Short Stories (1969) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Dedalus Book of Austrian Fantasy, 1890-2000 (2003) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Haut ab!: Haltungen zur rituellen Beschneidung (2014) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Verontrustende, donkere verhalen waar de vaak groteske humor je bij verrassing neemt. Het is zoeken naar een greintje menselijkheid in deze verhalen: wat Lind op griezelige, surrealistische en/of cynische wijze in zijn personages als menselijk naar voor schuift is voor de lezer onaanvaardbaar. Een herontdekking waard.
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razorsoccam | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 16, 2017 |
A tragic/comedic tale of the absurdity of war told from the prospective of Bachmann, a WW2 German soldier, the survivor of a devastating battle where almost his entire regiment was lost in the mud of the Eastern Front. He is declared mentally incompetent and is set for discharge. He runs away and tries to find his regiment. Strange adventures ensue with an assortment of odd characters: a poisoner/deserter, a homosexual officer, a deranged former schoolteacher turned double agent, Bachmann's large girlfreind, an odd judge, Gypsy musicians....
The introduction by Joshua Cohen is also a good read. Jakov lind's life is almost stranger than his fiction.
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seeword | 1 muu arvostelu | May 29, 2017 |
It's a bit hard to know exactly how to take this play. At first you think it's Ionesco meets Beckett, but the stock characters and overly broad characterization make it more commedia dell'arte. When I first got into it, I thought the stereotyping was overdone, but when I realized that this is a play that is mimicking an earlier style with the stock characters, it began to work better. In the end, it works rather well (though others are better) as a death of God play. I think one of the main problems is that there appears to be a lot of things that are symbolic that I wasn't able to catch on to, perhaps because the symbols of one culture may be incomprehensible to another.… (lisätietoja)
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Devil_llama | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 21, 2015 |
Shattering. If it were not for the fact that Lind survived the Holocaust one might think that these stories are the product of a sick mind. The truth was that the world was sick, not Jakov Lind, but the result was the same: stories that depict a surreal world where people, or their souls, rather, have become alienated from others, from the world. And for showing us that, in inimitable black-comedy prose, we must thank Jakov Lind.
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MistahKurtz | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 31, 2015 |



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