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The Father of a Murderer

by Leila Vennewitz

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  • ISBN: 9780811212618
  • ISBN10: 0811212610

The Father of a Murderer

by Leila Vennewitz

  • List Price: $17.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
  • Publish date: 04/01/1994
  • ISBN: 9780811212618
  • ISBN10: 0811212610
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Description: The Father of a Murderer takes place in a classroom of the Wittelsbach Gymnasium in 1920s Munich over the course of a single Greek lesson. Head-master Himmler (the father of Heinrich Himmler) enters the classroom, apparently to observe the students' progress. However, he soon takes over the lesson himself. Himmler mercilessly tests the boys, but his real purpose is to teach a political lesson to the German youths, and through them to settle accounts with their fathers. In the venerable tradition of German school novels (Musil's Young Torless and Heinrich Mann's Professor Garbage), this tale can be read as an account of routine academic sadism, but the essence of the story lies in the fine nuances of speech, thought, and behavior that illustrate, in the most sophisticated way, how the rise of Hitler was possible. Never before translated into English, this chilling novel was Andersch's final work. Published posthumously in German in 1980, it is considered by many to be his masterpiece.
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Seller: Manny Recidro Books
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12mo in black cloth with silver lettering on the spn. Translated by Leila
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Trans. Leila Vennewitz, ex lib with usual 1st blank pg removed mylar over like new dj cloth cover and pages Vg to like new.
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0811212610. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. First edition thus. Fine in an about fine (hint af age tanning to the edges) dust jacket.
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0811212610. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. First edition thus. Fine in an about fine (hint af age tanning to the edges) dust jacket.
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This ex-library copy has a solid tight binding and clean unmarked text...usual library marks.
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